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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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Learn about war history in a modern way

A really great, interactive and interesting place to visit. The projected sessions are excellent and appeal to all ages as does the layout of the entire museum. The staff who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A really great, interactive and interesting place to visit. The projected sessions are excellent and appeal to all ages as does the layout of the entire museum. The staff who exhibit and talk about certain items eg: respirators used in ww2 and those used today, are very knowledgeable. In all, a really good place to visit. **Be careful with the... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is free to enter but I would encourage any visitors to make a donation so that the museum will remain available to future generations. There are a lot of artefacts to look at and you just have to wonder how they managed to get some of the equipment in there! If you were to take full advantage of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not as good as the one in London but still worth a visit. Many displays showing the effects of war on civilian and soldier alike. Some interactive displays and lots of photos and film to see.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

excellent day out, very moving ( there are some bits from the twin towers, a few years ago we visited new york and went up to the top )and lots of interaction for children,

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The venue and location is great but the venue needs filling a bit more, it looks a bit scarce when you go in. The displays are interesting and it's great that the museum is free. If you are in the area definately pop in but I wouldn't make a special trip as you may be a little disappointed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must for anyone who enjoys 20th century social history. It is extremely moving and at some points too sad to contemplate some of the information on display. Clever use of the unusually shaped areas and good use of mixed technologies Would recommend

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting too much, having looked at the website and been to many other similar museums around Europe, but I was very impressed with IWM North and spent a good few hours inside. The 360 degree films were very clever and well done. The layout of the whole museum and the exhibits were very interesting and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was really loved to look around the museum, Some great items you can look at, and its free which is even better, I would deffo be coming back here again, There so much activies to do also.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went here with my mam and my partner , I enjoyed the whole day , the staff were helpful and friendly , I would come back here again for sure. The way it was laid out was really good it was nice to remember the history in that way well done to the people that work there thank you... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to look round the museum during a shopping trip to Manchester,sorry to say I was not overly impressed. To me a lot of the exhibits were "run of the mill",with just the odd exception. Lovely setting with good facilities and well run, but there are better war museums to see in other cities.

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