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Imperial War Museum North

Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Interesting, Provocative addition to IWM

As with the London HQ, the Northern outpost of the Imperial War Museum has shifted it's emphasis... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert H
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Not worth a visit

Family visit-mum/dad, 2 teens and a 9 yr old. It is free but we paid £5 for the handbook (£1 per... read more

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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As with the London HQ, the Northern outpost of the Imperial War Museum has shifted it's emphasis toward the experience of conflict rather than the hardware. Starting in WW1 there are grouped presentations focusing on various wars often citing individuals insights. The cinematic presentations make...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family visit-mum/dad, 2 teens and a 9 yr old. It is free but we paid £5 for the handbook (£1 per person so we felt better!). To be honest we found it rather boring. Not enough to engage the kids. Lots of artefacts and things...More

Thank dwmplen
Reviewed yesterday

Free to enter with lots of exhibitions and collections also a Big Picture Show a powerful cinematic experience The Cafe serves homemade baked goods, tea, coffee,deli sandwiches and salads, visit the Shop offers a wide range of products with something for everyone.

Thank 930barriew
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do if you are in the area. Coverage is from 1914 to the present day. The artefacts and explanations make everything interesting and accessible. There is a show that covers many internal walls at frequent intervals. Free entry but donations requested.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was expecting something amazing and I just didn't really get it. Could have been full of all sorts of military equipment (considering the empty space). Greater Manchester and it's people suffered a lot during World War Two and I think this museum deserves to be...More

Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been a few times now..there is always something new to discover..the displays start from the WW1 and go to present day..very thought provoking and interesting if you like military history or have been in the armed forces like myself and my father who accompanied...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Like the title says. Better than walking around the shops. I suppose the exhibits are set out to tell a story but there isn't very much on display.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great lay out. Fantastic features.Everything about this place is top quality. Very emotive so of the stories. Artefacts are excellent.

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really spacious, welcoming and well laid out Museum. Lots of informative and thought provoking displays. Lovely modern building which is a work of art in itself. An excellent facility in a pleasant location.

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic and thought provoking exhibits from part of the World Trade Centre, the artillery piece that fired the first shell in 1914 of the First World War, Nazi Golden Eagle & Jewish ID cards issued by the Nazis's. There are interactive activities for children...More

Thank EthAme46
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Response from kelwells | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure as caught the tram
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