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Imperial War Museum North

Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Trafford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Poor. 2 tanks, 1 jump jet and a few other bits and pieces. Should be called IWM Manchester, not North. Notable absentees: Noel Chavasse, a double VC, probably not mentioned as he served in a Liverpool Regiment. No reference to the Liverpool blitz which killed far more the quoted numbers for Manchester and nothing about any other northern towns, eg... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic military museum near the Trafford Centre. We spent a good 3 hours here looking at the exhibits and enjoying sitting and listening to wartime sounds from both World Wars. Fascinating. My husband lives all things armoured vehicles and thought the Russian T34 wax impressive. Would be a great place to bring children as guided tours are... More 

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Dudley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

a great tour covering all the wars in modern history,with areas for children as well.also it is free but you can make a donation.Well worth a visit(located in Salford Quays).

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

WOW! This was one of the highlights from our trip! So many interesting things to see and learn. This kept our 4 year old and our 13 year old occupied! The older ones were particularly overwhelmed by the twin towers display there! Really well laid out and lots of variety! Viewing tower is worth a trip up too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Interesting place to visit. The exhibition area is on the 1st floor and divided into several sections. The war warning siren that surrounds the exhibition area, with all the war equipments i.e. real tank, fighter jet, bombs & the experience of the people featured; set the correct ambiance for one to 'feel' the life during war time, to appreciate ones... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Free entry but £5 for 4 hour stay, easy to find, right next to Coronation Street set :) Had handbag searched on way in which was weird. Great museum, interesting things to see, they had a childrens cinematic show at 10.30am and they have other things on throughout the day. My 7 year old loved it. Have to say that... More 

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Lincoln UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Firstly, this is not a celebration of War, more an explanation. A comprehensive collection that features quite strongly on the effect of war upon the individual and we found the visit quite upsetting at times. Worthy of a second visit.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum has a couple of large exhibitions. Outside is a tank, which is pretty much the most impressive artifact it has. Once inside, the main exhibition hall has various vehicles, weapons and memorabilia of war from the last century. Another exhibition focuses on the first world war, given the centenary at the moment. Both are alright, with the highlight... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We took five twelve-year-olds for the day, and they found plenty to keep them engrossed. The museum is free, but parking is charged for - you can't have it both ways, and the cost is quite reasonable, particularly if you bring a car-full. This is no glorification of war, but a thought provoking exhibition of its causes and effects, housed... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My boyfriend took me here being a war vet the stuff he told me made my experience even better, it is very clean and well looked after and they even have a piece of the World Trade Center on show it's pretty surreal

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