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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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This was a brilliant use of a rainy, overcast morning. The WW1 exhibition was engaging and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great cafe too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was a brilliant use of a rainy, overcast morning. The WW1 exhibition was engaging and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great cafe too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Really easy to find from media city Lots of different exhibitions for kids & adults Favourite thing voted for by 4 children was the viewing platform. £1.20 adults 60p children, goes to top of building and see for miles. We saw coronation street and old Trafford. Cafe can be pricey but we took picnic Definitely worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Any visit to any of the imperial war museums are worthwhile. This one is smaller but still very interestingly and informative. They showed a brief presentation/slide show on the blitz while we were there which was excellent. Great views of Manchester from the viewing platform too.

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Impressive building from the outside but once inside, there's not much to see. Everything is in one big hall. Highlight for me was a piece of the World Trade Center. The museum is free but the car park charges at £5.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very modern building out on the mediacity area of Manchester, we took a taxi from he centre costing £10 but there is a tram for £3 return if you have your bearings. Free admission but we supported he museum by buying the brochure the exhibits are on 2 floors combining photos, film footage, interactive areas and articles from every... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Been to this place twice now and there was some new exhibits on show. Very rewarding place to go as our next generations need to see what War does to people throughout the World.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My son was doing a school project on the second world war so decided to make a visit here. It was easy to explain to him about all the things associated with war because of the great exhibits. It was very moving looking at all the artifacts and especially the 9/11 display as this happened in my life time, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a history that the museum contains ! From the WW1 to present. I absolutely like it and I recommend this museum to visit.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic opportunity to explore the war and its impact on human life and society. Harrier jets to sten guns to mines...and all the everyday utensils of arm conflicts around the world can be seen. The timeliness on the first floor is very educational. And we saw young kids being explained about war....excellent job.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Superb location, iconic building and a decent museum. The highlight is the viewing platform although they could make a bit more of this area (still worth a visit though). A bit lacking in large physical exhibits, unlike its southern counterpart - more of an exhibition than a museum. Good value for money - no entrance fee but a 'donation' is... More 

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