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Imperial War Museum North, Trafford
(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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  • What a day to visit, informs me of how lucky I am, and it's free , Staff are great and friendly , well worth s visit 
  • Enjoyed the visit. The museum is of an acceptable size and well laid out. Good location but parking needs to be paid for 
  • We were visiting Salford, Manchester and had planned to visit the museum due to my own liking of military history. I was not disappointed with this free museum. It is in a very strange shaped building...  more »