IWM North

LOCATION

MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER

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IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, features a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions exploring the ways in which human life is affected by war and conflict. The award-winning building (designed by architect Daniel Libeskind) symbolises the world torn apart by conflict.

IWM North
The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, MANCHESTER, M17 1TZ

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lifts, parking, wheelchairs, induction loop, BSL and audio tour
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 (last admission 4.30). Closed 24-26 Dec

About The area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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