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Imperial War Museum North, Stretford
(3.8/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • The museum looks at 20th century wars with a focus on the impact they have on people. The architecture of the building is striking (I believe it is meant to represent a shattered globe) and can be vie...  more »
  • I have been before, last time a couple of years ago. It is a museum that seems to want to entertain rather than educate, information is trivial to grown ups with no in depth information available. The...  more »
  • Anyone who's been to the Imperial War Museum in Leeds will be disappointed with this venue as it's a LOT smaller. That said...it's very educational with plenty to learn and some good exhibits. But be ...  more »