Imperial War Museum North, Stretford

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Housed in a stunning modernist structure of sharp corners, glassy surfaces, and abstract shapes, Imperial War Museum North explores the impact of war and conflict on society. Inside, the 3,500 sq m (38,000 sq ft) gallery floor houses the permanent exhibits. Check out the field gun that fired the British Army’s first shell in World War I and watch the Big Picture Show, which presents the museum's photography, art, and sound in a 360-degree audio-visual setting. The museum also displays a large piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center to give an idea of the force that the buildings' collapse generated. The focal point of the museum's award-winning architecture is a striking, glass "air shard" pointing 55 m (180 ft) up toward the sky. Imperial War Museum North is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Stretford Edition.
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  • My husband and I visited today (8 Nov) specifically to see what what display had been put on for Remembrance Day. Not only was there no display or exhibit, but there was not one poppy to be seen insid...  more »
  • Such a moving experience. The space is incredible. The circular outer space takes you from conflicts from 1914 through to the present day. There are "pods" that focus on aspects of war such as women a...  more »
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