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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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Visited the museum for a birthday outing. Brilliant experience for an 87 year old, which brought back memories of the blitz around Manchester. Great for all ages with many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum for a birthday outing. Brilliant experience for an 87 year old, which brought back memories of the blitz around Manchester. Great for all ages with many interactive exhibits. Easy access with lifts and plenty of seating. We visited the cafe which has some really nice food. Great view over Salford Quays towards the BBC and ITV studios,... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum and to make it better it was free. Enough to keep our teenage kids entertained for a couple of hours. The shows that use the whole exhibition area to tell personal stories are great. Including more recent conflicts is also very interesting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went today to see the 'Much Hyped' Blitz in Manchester Exhibition. We were very disappointed.....yes its free.....and we know why !. Firstly it is "cartoonised" using a "Ronald Rat " figure....supposed to be amusing ??? The War/Blitz was anything but amusing......The Exhibits are all behind Plastic/perspex covers fitted into the walls....the lighting in the place is sooooo bad it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A spectacular setting, with lots of exhibits, and loads of sensory interactive stuff. Although doations are encouraged there is no pressure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have had a few afternoon's here with my children and there is always things for them to do. The Exhibits are amazing, haunting and informative. They tell a very human side and one day I will get to come without the children and have a really good read of everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Cannot believe how touching and awe inspiring this place was. There was a volunteer who was giving us insight to all the equipment a soldier must carry. We held it all and by god it was heavy. The place is full of information and lots of artefacts including a huge segment of steel from the word trade centre

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited here for the first time, arriving by bus from Manchester as tram to Media City not running from Piccadilly. Very warm welcome, but, the reason for my initial reaction was the sparsity of the main exhibition, with lots of open spaces, and limited exhibits. A lot of confusing sounds. Then we found the children's section, Horrible History type displays,... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Dont bother its free for a reason. The only thing worth looking at was the the horrible histories blitz and that was disappointing. The dock area around is very nice especially on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Anyone who has been to teh Jewish Museum in Berlin will recognise many of the features of this extraordinary Liebeskind building, which takes part in the dialogue about the museum, instead of just being a silent showcase. Excellent locally-oriented displays illustrating the history of conflict right up to the present day.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Exhibits were well displayed and informative. It was very atmospheric when lights were dimmed during part of the visit.

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford

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