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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...
Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
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Excellent in every way, with really good displays and an authentic atmosphere. Will definitely visit again. It is in the Media City area, and it is easily reached by the Metrolink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Having visited the museum in London this branch was a bit disappointing. Quite a lot to see but now where near as much as London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent in every way, with really good displays and an authentic atmosphere. Will definitely visit again. It is in the Media City area, and it is easily reached by the Metrolink Tram.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was a sobering experience at times for this lads day out. We may have gone in expecting a macho environment, but found it actually caused us to question why wars happen at all. Doesn't glorify violence at all - quite the opposite and it certainly has plenty of interesting multimedia displays.

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Cranage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This free museum is a must to visit. So well thought out and planned exhibits that lead you easily through various conflicts in the 20th century. Wonderful displays of war items all around. Staff very attentive and most helpful should you need it. Pay and display car park funds go to the museum's upkeep so use it if you can.... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Although much smaller than the London IWM this is definitely worth a visit in its own right. The building itself is an interesting architectural construction giving plenty of space for the permanent and temporary displays. Look out for the suitcase gate and Twin Towers exhibit. Restaurant and picnic room. Pay and display parking adjacent. Near the metro stop. Free entrance,... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

IWM North handles the topic of war in a structured and accessible way. The museum covers conflict from 1900 onwards, and both manages to capture the broad sweep of history, without losing sight of the individual stories that would otherwise be below the surface. The main room features a timeline which, as the name suggests, presents a broadly chronological account... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Well worth a visit good exhibits from 1st world war onwards,lots of personal stories and artefacts. Very well presented and easy to walk round. Also viewing platform with good views of the quays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very good educational museum covering conflict from WW1 to Afganistan. And they do a very moving slide show upon the walls as you tour the museum, they have a lovely cafe and a very good gift shop. A thoughley good day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I went there for a few hours with my partner on a week day, it was education as I'm sure you can imagine, however it was a fun day out. There were a couple of school groups when we went which got annoying as we couldn't watch the movies or go around the museum without the school groups screaming and... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

a brilliant museum with lots to look at, great displays, gift shop, restaurant and an amazing location. Thoroughly recommended. Very educational too. Would definitely come here again. Very interesting. An amazing building too. Very unusual and beautiful. Lovely views of the quays and surrounding buildings.

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