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

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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I travelled 4 hours to see the museum and how dissapointed I was walking around in semi gloom trying to find artifacts about 2 world wars. There are very few artfacts and all there is, as far i can make out, is miserable flashing pictures on the walls which did not depict the seriousness of a time when our country... More

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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A good selection of interesting exhibits, some interactive and some panel based requiring reading. A member of staff was doing a 'show and tell' with a number of artefacts which was really interesting and the Big Picture Show was excellent and quite moving! We did feel it is more suited to older children (probably 10+). The current temporary exhibition on... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We first went over to the Lowry and then came here. It is very intresting and you can learn alot. It is worth going.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Good exhibits with lots of personal stories and artifacts which made it much more interesting than the typical museum. Didn't need all the AV effects. Nicely developed part of town. Easy access by tram; 5 minute walk from the MediaCity tram station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's free great building very interesting history worth a few hours strolling round in a great area too Salford quays would go again

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself in Salford Quays will a bit of time to kill. I'd recommend this place. As it is free of charge, and with a lot to learn from.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great museum in Salford Quays. Plenty to see. Interesting building. Free of charge so worth a visit.

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