Imperial War Museum Overview

To get a taste of the history of warfare, plan a visit to the Imperial War Museum North, ranked amongst the best places to visit in Manchester. Opened in 2002, the museum is also popularly known as IWM North and boasts of an extensive collection of vehicles and aircrafts used for warfare.

The museum also offers deeper insights into the main conflicts that arose in the 20th century and does so using several different types of exhibits and displays, along with regular screenings of numerous short films. Amongst the five branches of the Imperial War Museums, which are the leading museums of war in the whole world, this branch also takes visitors on a journey of demonstrating people’s experiences and sufferings due to the conflicts in the different fields of life.

One of the most popular places to go in Manchester amongst history buffs, the Imperial War Museum North is also a great place to learn how wars have helped and contributed to civilization. You can find a wide array of static displays of large machines in the museum, from tanks and aircraft to artillery, handheld weapons, and more.

Location: Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1TZ, United Kingdom

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. 

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• In the IMW North, you can also take a walk through the history of the country, and the world, from WWI to the present day, and see the vast collection of more than 2000 objects related to the major events in history.
• One of the major highlights of the museum also includes the field gun from the First World War, which was used to fire the opening British round on the Western Front.
• You can also see a twisted steelwork ridden by rust, which was retrieved from the debris of the World Trade Center in New York after the twin tower 9/11 attacks.

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