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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 #14 of 120 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Make a quick stop at the museum on a trip to MediaCity this week due to having some extra time. We only made it to one exhibit as we didn't have long, but I was very impressed by what I saw. Lots of great historical documents, information and pieces of history on show. The visual / audio elements were also... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

its for the memories ,what they fought for and should never be forgotten,well set out narrated very well in parts and it tells agreat story ,enjoyed it

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surrey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to visiting here as they were advertising a 'From Street to Trench' exhibition.We quite expected a replica of a trench etc,but instead we found lots of information and articles about the first World War which in themselves were interesting,but not quite what we thought.The trip up to the viewing point was good(not for those scared of... More

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Lancashire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The Imperial War Museum is situated on the beautiful Salford Quays , it is an impressive building and on entering you are greeted by a warm and friendly smile , the layout of the building is quite easy to follow and although a little dark it adds the the impact of all the exhibits , it is spacious although there... More

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hurribear@dclark57.wanadoo.co.uk
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

An excellent museum with a sensible and interesting path to follow. The First World War Exhibition was a fascinating extra. Just a pity about all the school children, who, though generally well behaved did not seem to have very good manners, constantly pushing in front as well as standing in the way to view and complete their work. I understand... More

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Hull
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Just a mish-mash of artifacts, loads of stuff to read, very dark and dreary inside. Not impressed at all. Staff were nice and friendly though and lovely gift shop.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We visited as a family because we have been to Duxford and wanted to try the Manchester version. While I think the idea was a good one I found the layout very confusing and did not flow well. There were about four school bus parties which made it a little busy and at times hard to actually get to the... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This probably best approached from across the canal, seen first from the Lowry or Media CityUK. Coming off the tram it lurks across the water like an exploded dome, which is probably what it is supposed to suggest. But it is not just the exterior which is totally different from the London IWM. The inside is (deliberately/) almost confusing, with... More

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Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We went to the Imperial War Museum as it's my partner's kind of thing, but I found myself really enjoying it. There isn't too much information an it's not so big that it feels daunting, but lots of interesting information and it's well laid out and easy to follow. The big picture show was really good too - nice to... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Being my kind of museum i was a little dissapointed in this museum, there was not a lot to see or do here and i was ready to leave after 30minutes. Good gift shop where i could have bought loads but still left thinking i had wasted an afternoon here.

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