Imperial War Museum North

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Imperial War Museum North: The museum focuses on individuals and their relation to wars, past and present. In particular, the museum tells the story of how war has shaped the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914.

Its main exhibition space houses the 'Big Picture Show', a collection of projected images and sounds that play every hour, on the hour. The museum also houses war machinery and hosts rotating exhibitions.

The go-ahead for the construction of the museum was given in 1997, construction began in January 2000 and was completed during 2001, though opening did not take place until the July of the following year as the exhibition was prepared.

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Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the 3rd exit onto Village Way, at the next island take the 2nd exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road. Alternatively leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow direct signs


Trams run direct from Manchester Piccadilly and Deansgate railway stations and St Peter's Square. Passengers travelling from Oxford Road railway station will need to travel on foot to St Peters Square.

Take the Eccles service, alight at Harbour City and follow pedestrian signs to The Lowry (approx 10 minutes). The Museum is a short walk across the canal by footbridge.


250 Piccadilly to Trafford Centre.
This service stops on Elevator Road, Trafford Park. Alight here and continue on foot to the Museum on Trafford Wharf Road.


Opening times(November-February):
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times(March-October):
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM



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Address: Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, M17 1TZ, UK
Phone: +44 161 836 4000

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