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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 161 836 4000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...

Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums

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Great day out with lots to see, like I have read on here make sure you put enough on for the car park as this will keep you here all day lots of things to learn about, very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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kent uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out with lots to see, like I have read on here make sure you put enough on for the car park as this will keep you here all day lots of things to learn about, very well presented and lots of action stations to get you involved, definitely a few visits to make sure you have covered everything,... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited the London IWM before but not this one and made the mistake of thinking 4 hours would be enough. We read everything though and watched all the brilliant films they show. Remember to push the buttons on the display cases as they then reveal more items of interest lots of people seemed not too be doing this.... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a perfect place to go to learn and educate yourself on the acts of war we once faced. To take teenagers who find it difficult to learn in the class room there are so many brilliant and simulating exhibits of the different periods and the changes in the acts of war. I found it beyond impressive and worth... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying nearby and had some time to pass so we visited the IWM as it had a fashion exhibition on "Fashion on the Ration", whilst you have to pay a modest fee for the exhibition, the rest of the Museum is free. The Fashion on the Ration exhibition was well worth the money and gave an insight into... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally got to visit IWM. It is free to enter but parking costs £5. Its a very big museum with lifts to all floors. There are small live exhibitions/talks on through the day. They do have a cafe or an inside seating picnic area if you wish to bring your own. It was interesting to see all aspects about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was free to enter, met a world war veteran and learned a lot about the war. It was extremely interesting all the aesthetics and design of the whole building as well as the content in it. Lots of items, guns, airplanes and even tanks were there. Also, had an incredible amount of information and videos all around. It is... More 

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum exhibits in the main are small, yet packed with information, demanding that you remember to take your reading glasses. The museum clearly conveys the concept of horror associated with war. However I wanted to see large examples of the mechanisms used during conflict, battle tanks in large numbers, artillery, etc. These do exist, for example there is one... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry. Must visit if you are nearby. It is all impressive from the design of its building and entrance to the objects exhibited inside and the film effects projected on its walls. The lighting is really artistic and ideal for the museum. Some recent wars objects shown but not enough.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant museum if you want to understand and learn about the wars from 1st world war to present day. Great location, plenty to see and do and very informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dark and quite disorientating inside and we felt pressure to donate or buy at the entrance and also ladies" were "searched" - If we had hidden anything it would not have been found, so quickly was it done.

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