IWM North is one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museums - the only one outside the South East of England.
Visit the award-winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, and experience amazing personal stories in Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building on the Quays.
Marking the Centenary of the First World War, the From Street to Trench exhibition explores the lives of people from the North West of England during the conflict. A changing programme of events, including tours and performances, also marks the occasion.
The award-winning Big Picture Show is a 360-degree audio-visual experience unique to IWM North. Using surround sound, projected moving images and photographs, the show brings to life people’s experiences of war. It immerses you in the action, creating a sensory experience which is totally involving, and often moving.
Dare you climb the 180 steps in the Air Shard or take the lift that rises at an angle to stand almost 100 feet in the air to see across Manchester, The Quays and beyond?
Tours are available daily, and storytelling, creative and object handling sessions are on every weekend and during school holidays.
Experience stunning views in the WaterShard Café & Kitchen where all our food and cakes are handmade daily with local produce.
Retro gifts and souvenirs are available in our onsite shop.
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