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“fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North
Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Ranked #13 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
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
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

what a fantastic Museum, it was everything and more, a nice little brake from all the christmas shopping we thoroughly Recommend this for people of all ages, its interesting and informative we will come back next time we are in manchester,

Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“One of the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is one of the best history museums I have ever been to. I was only there for a couple of hours and really to look at it all and to take it all in, you could spend a whole day there.

Visited December 2013
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“Good museum - probably not appropriate for very young children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We visited the Imperial War Museum and enjoyed it very much. We are Americans, so it was interesting to see the English prospective of past wars, etc. We really enjoyed the video that plays throughout the entire museum - very moving. I like the fact that they don't "glamorize" war, but just give the facts and make it very "human" and how war and violence effects everyone. I would recommend, however, I don't think very young children (8 and under) would enjoy it very much - it is geared for more like teenagers and older.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great piece of Architecture with a good collection.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A very nice building which captivates you on sight with a good collection of war items. Has a very nice art section and I was lucky to have the show present. Not bad if you really need to see war collections, weapons, a nuclear bomb and some vehicles and a plane.

Visited November 2013
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Colne, United Kingdom
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“Not Bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A Museum worth visiting, especially if you cannot make the London one.
Divide into sections, this Museum has some excellent exhibits and accompanying narratives give you all the information you need. There are also regular short films projected onto the walls of the inner museum and the accompanying audio adds to the atmosphere of warfare.
Entrance is free, but there are donation boxes and there is also a fee to ascend the tower to the viewing platform where excellent views of the surrounding cities of Manchester and Salford.
A café/restaurant is also available
The only downside for me was having to pay to use the disabled spaces.

Visited March 2013
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