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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

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Nice hotel in a fairly good location. Room OK and breakfast OK. Nothing special but OK value for money

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel in a fairly good location. Room OK and breakfast OK. Nothing special but OK value for money

Thank Samintheuk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended a conference venue awards ceremony hosted by two of our clients. The venue was very different from going to a 'boring' hotel and had great atmosphere. The parking facilities were very good and we're free after midday. We had a fantastic evening and the organisation of the event and food were very good. I would recommend this as... More 

Thank SteMar247
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent half of a Saturday in the museum and it was very educational. My 8 years old son not always keen to go to museums, but he really enjoyed this one. The location and the building is beautiful, amazing architecture. The view from the museum's cafe is worth to have a cup of hot beverage. The staff is well... More 

Thank MelindaAkpan
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After getting ripped off at the legoland discovery centre in Trafford centre we decide to visit the IWM. It was brilliant the kids loved the Horrible Histories exhibition on the Blitz, really interactive and fun. The main hall is presented in a really modern way, with plenty of exhibits but also loads of space. The museum darkens periodically to show... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband visits here with our children whilst I am left shopping at the Lowry (win win all round!) the children always enjoy their time spent here - particularly during school holidays when there are extra events put on. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank MrsShoes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's very interesting to wander around the museum and follow the timeline. The architecture is very impressive. One thing that wasn't perfect was the way that at intervals throughout the day, the rooms go to blackout and a video is projected onto the walls. Not the best, if you've seen it twice that day already and you just want to... More 

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum very informative. Loved the Horrible Histories section. Only letdown was the cafe. Not much choice very expensive. Would return again but will be going elsewhere to eat.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group of students (tourism) - the museum was quite interesting and interactive. There were lots of young kids in classes when we got there but we managed to see quite a bit. The building itself is pretty cool, you can take the lift to the top and see over Manchester, might not be a good one... More 

Thank Gemma A
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just over river from Media City this new building is different from expectations but still very interesting.

Thank 1939northeast
Freckleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Static displays, silence and big lumps of war machine this isn't, but it is a structured tour through the years with lots of information, opportunities to interact and at intervals short documentaries with vast pictures floor to ceiling all around you.There are plenty of staff and volunteers around to help, answer questions and demonstrate various items. This was our first... More 

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