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Imperial War Museum North

Trafford Wharf Rd | The Quays, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ, England
161 836 4000
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Ranked #13 of 121 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Fascinating presentation of a timeline of 20th-century conflict.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It's a huge space and the displays and exhibitions they have are really great. Very informative and well presented. The cafe however is an absolute rip off- naturally you expect to pay a little over the odds in museums, galleries etc but even I raised an eyebrow at cost of coffee and sandwich :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I love this place, I would recommend a visit. We have been a few times, and I would go again. We went up the lift to the viewing tower, which was silly for me as I have a thing for heights but what got me was the looking down, shouldn't have done it!! Great place give it a go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Street to Trench Installation is great, So is the cold War Installation! But the piece of the World Trade Centre steel girder was amazing to see.. Not expecting that whatsoever. Fantastic

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yorkshire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place, free entry and helpfully staff , so much to see and learn, from hearing people talk about what they did before , during and after the world war 1 and 2 was amazing, the quay it was set out was great so you could really see how things had changed during differant conflicts, a lot of... More

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very well laid out museum. Lots of interesting artefacts and displays. Free to visit. Love the modern architecture in its setting by the canal. Well worth visiting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Imperial War Museum North is a beautifully designed building next to MediaCity and the Canals. Entrance is free for the visitors. It is worth visiting to this place with young children. They can learn many things about 1st and 2nd world war and other wars up to now.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

the imperial war museum is well worth a visit!lots of interesting things to see, and plenty of interactive things to explore!all for free. viewing platform is also worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Manchester's museum really good as are the other museum contected to the imperial war museum full wonderful things

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited on 24th July! A completely new museum experience with lots of interactive experiences! Watched Big Screen 'Children and War' and to say I was profoundly moved is an understatement!!! Yes it is dark but displays are well lit with plenty of info! Take the lift or walk up to viewing gallery it was amazing! However have to say that's... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great free afternoon out during the summer holidays when you are trying to save money before jetting off to foreign climes! I get a bit bored in here, but my 9 year old loves it! There are not many artefacts etc however some interesting bits and bobs as you walk around- note to self: take glasses next... More

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