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Imperial War Museum North, Stretford

(3.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Imperial War Museum North and other attractions to your Stretford trip itinerary using our Stretford trip generator.
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  • Visited with a friend and really enjoyed the museum. We also visited the fashion temporary exhibition (not free) and that was also really good. Great restaurant/coffee shop too!  more »
  • I visited here with a party of year 4 children as part of their WWII project. What a fabulous place. We were greeted by a museum representative and shown where we could leave all our packed lunches, c...  more »
  • A quite engaging low key experience. Not the massive exhibits you might expect to save - save two Russian tanks, but 2 hours worth of almost "personal" and bite size chunks of information.  more »