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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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Lots to see...amazing free attraction!

Could have spent a lot longer here- there is so much to see. I think the exhibits were presented very well and the amount of artifacts is overwhelming. I particularly loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Could have spent a lot longer here- there is so much to see. I think the exhibits were presented very well and the amount of artifacts is overwhelming. I particularly loved the old posters. The most powerful elements were where you found out the stories of certain individuals together with some of the personal effects- this brings the story to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well sign-posted, the museum is housed in an ultra-modern designed building which would not appeal to everyone. Once inside however, the exhibition halls were set out in a timeline from WWI to present day - really well thought out and lots to read and look at. Every hour the lights are dimmed and a 15 minute presentation is beamed onto... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A really impressive museum with lots to see and do. Well thought out and the school party that was going round while we were there were thoroughly enjoying it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very interesting exhibition giving social history of the contribution of the North West to the Great War. Could have spent considerably longer in this exhibition, which was well curated, and displayed. Covered a range of personal histories of heroic acts, both on the battlefield and more widely. Thoroughly recommended.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Amazing War Museum whats free to get in, But you can donate if you like, Its amazing architecture of steel is striking from the outside as well as the inside, the exhibits are amazing and everything about the place is pretty chilling which is based on World War 1 and 2 and more up to date things like a part... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I couldn't understand really why a major museum was so poor in many respects. Firstly, this is not a hands on museum but a hands-off museum. None of the free standing exhibits could be touched - I've always wanted to go inside a tank, through that hole in the front, but no touch it said. Part of the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Brilliant, another attraction I can't believe is free... This place is big and built in such a way that you feel slightly disoriented, the walls are at funny angles the floors in places are not level... This of course is done deliberately, several times a day the walls come to life with some amazing videos, plonk you butt on a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Imperial War Museum North is superior in all respects to its illustrious cousin in London. The building is a superb piece of modern architecture. The layout is easy to follow and the exhibits are clearly labelled. This was true of IWM, London until the recent disastrous refurbishment. The First World War exhibition is superb. It focuses on the effects of... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Free to enter thought provoking museum. Suitable for all ages. Interesting exhibition depicting life in war time. Friendly staff. Excellent shop and cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The exhibitions are very informative. The drawings/paintings of Afghanistan are really interesting and emotive. We had a lovely meal in the cafe and the views across the water from the cafe are brilliant.

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