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Imperial War Museum North, Stretford

#3 of 50 in Museums in Greater Manchester
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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. Add Imperial War Museum North and other attractions to your Stretford trip itinerary using our Stretford trip generator.
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  • There is lots to see here, a lot of history. Well worth a visit. There is a lot of reading though...  more »
  • I loved this museum. They really cover so much. It's very innovative and there are so many great exhibits. They have so much going to see. Definitely check it out. Worth a visit!  more »
  • Our first visit to Salford Quays was on a bit of a drizzly day. We only got there about 90minutes before the museum was due to close so didn't quite catch it all. Decent sized car park but also close ...  more »