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 Edition.
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  • We had been to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester about 7 years ago and had really enjoyed the visit. We decided to return as it was close to Rememberance Day and sadly we were very... 
    We had been to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester about 7 years ago and had really enjoyed the visit. We decided to return as it was close to Rememberance Day and sadly we were very...  more »
  • This museum is a great example to other museums in Manchester. Me and my partner thought we would be there for an hour, but we were actually there for nearly four hours, as the stands were so... 
    This museum is a great example to other museums in Manchester. Me and my partner thought we would be there for an hour, but we were actually there for nearly four hours, as the stands were so...  more »
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  • Not as big as I initially thought but still managed to spend there amazing 2.5 hrs. Really recommend the place if you happened to be near by. The staff is really very friendly and helpful. I got really very good chat about past and present with Lady and Man that were looking after rationing exhibition. Thank you very much !!
  • Easily one of the best war museums we have ever stepped foot in. The design itself is masterful, even if the interior orientation is a bit confusing at times (the flow from one area to the next). The exhibits and material itself is thought provoking, visually stimulating, and highly informational. We only wish that we had more time to savor it all. For a FREE experience, this place must be on your list of things to do in Manchester.

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