Imperial War Museum North, Stretford

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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. Imperial War Museum North is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Stretford Edition.
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  • Very worthwhile to visit. Great exhibits and an hourly show describing the war from different perspectives. Very helpful staff and it's free entry but I would hope everyone gives a voluntary donation ...  more »
  • Is free entry! I went there on 3pm.There has a very wonderful precious real photos show presented on wall, the music, the speaking recordings on that time were so real and impressive, feel like I'm in...  more »
  • We bumped into this attraction the last time we visited Manchester at night and were determined to pop in this time round. How delighted we are of that decision! We were killing time waiting for the B...  more »

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