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Imperial War Museum North

Address: Trafford Wharf Rd | The Quays, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
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Ranked #14 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fascinating presentation of a timeline of 20th-century conflict. Part of Imperial War Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Good place to visit loads to look at, video show are vary good however the shap of building makes me feel quite sick after about an hour but RECOMEND a vist

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I visited the Imperial War Museum as part of a walk around the Media City complex. I have to say that it was a beautiful building with moving exhibits. I loved how the First World War special exhibition was particular to the local area and offered great insights into the work of the people of the North West. I'd previously... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place sometimes gets a bit crazy with school trips and weekend visitors. I find going in the week suits me best as i can have a slow walk around and your able to take more in. There are not many places you can go for free these days and they only ask for a donation on... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I attended an office party here with at least 250 of my work colleagues. The event took place in the museum itself and a video of snow falling on trees was projected onto the surrounding walls to help create a winter wonderland atmosphere. We had a superb meal followed by a live band and disco. A great time was had... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Interesting and informative and free of charge. Visited mid week, so plenty of parking and quiet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This could be so much better, they seemed to waste some space, but the views from the top are lovely.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

i have been a few times to the Imperial war museum north to see different exhibition's.. always a great experience, helpful friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

IWM North is is easy to access from the motorway and has a paid car park outside but the museum is free of charge. The museum is very intresting and full of information about various conflicts over the years. The cafe is also good with a lovely view over Salford quays.It is worth a visit for a few hours and... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As it's free to enter it's definitely worth a visit but I wouldn't make a special trip to Manchester for it. We had pretty much seen everything within an 1.5 hours. It's very modern and parts were interesting. It seemed more to be based around art rather than museum pieces, but it's all down to personal taste. It does have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited here with my two sons aged 9 and 7. They really enjoyed the venue and it linked with work they were completing at school. No fee to enter, however they would like donations. You can easily entertain the kids for a couple of hours, worth a visit

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