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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  • I visited Imperial War Museum North whilst solo travelling in Manchester and had a very interesting time and memorable experience, learned a great deal of new things in the main exhibition room I was....  more
    I visited Imperial War Museum North whilst solo travelling in Manchester and had a very interesting time and memorable experience, learned a great deal of new things in the main exhibition room I was....  more »
  • It's a few years since we were last here, infact I think it was not long after it opened. I can't remember what was on display then. It is of course, a far cry from the Imperial War Museum in London.....  more
    It's a few years since we were last here, infact I think it was not long after it opened. I can't remember what was on display then. It is of course, a far cry from the Imperial War Museum in London.....  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic, really captures history, past and present
  • Very nice place

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