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Imperial War Museum North

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Purpose-built to tell powerful stories of over a century of conflict, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver a moving and immersive experience.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Trafford Wharf Road | The Quays, Stretford M17 1TZ, England
+44 20 7416 5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't think the younger generation will take to this, though there are a few exhibits, like a tank, to entertain them. It basically traces war through the 14-18 conflict, up to the 39-45 war and beyond to more recent conflicts, such as in Yemen....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MadDocNI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many years since I visited here and it still is a very moving experience, especially the huge sound and vision shows they screen in the main hall, awesome. You should bring your kids to appreciate the horrors of war in a huge space with life-size...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SilverNomad04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting building covering various aspects of wars that have taken place over the 20th century and early 21st century, including uniforms, medals and much more, including some inter-active areas, to interest all ages. There is also a well stocked shop and a restaurant. Very enjoyable,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alan2108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only came here for the exhibition about Yemen and the humanitarian crisis but I would really recommend going. The information was very well presented using a range of media and it was very accessible as it was broken into sections. It's such an important...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Salford last week we found this lovely museum and were amazed to find out it was free to enter. We enjoyed all the wartime displays and found the Yemen exhibition thought provoking. We enjoyed the big film displayed at intervals.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the Lowry many times but never really considered visiting the War museum which is a real shame as it was a brilliant experience, Plenty to see covering all aspects and areas of warfare with some brilliant and thought provoking exhibits. Some of them...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all a very interesting museum. It is about half a day visit. Many interesting facts and displays. It is a must visit just to realise how lucky we are

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank howard b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good half day enjoying this museum. There were alt of things to see and much to take in. A very worthwhile experience and the museum is not too big so you aren't overloaded with information. The cafe is ok too!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Denise T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the Lowry outlet and found this place by accident. It is a fantastic place and free too! Although there is a donation box, the staff do not pressure you to buy a donation. You're asked when you book in if you'd like...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank annelieseg5
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Spent a full morning exploring the museum, great to see much more content that when we visited about five years ago. Very thought provoking and informative. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, a great place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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October 20, 2018|
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Response from Maxine S | Reviewed this property |
About a half day, unless you're the kind of person who reads EVERY little card and sign, then it would be a full day.
October 20, 2018|
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Response from kathyh675 | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in a couple of hours. Depends on how long you take looking at things!
September 14, 2018|
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Response from galaxyfan11 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to just turn up but I would contact the museum directly to confirm.