The iconic IWM North at The Quays in Manchester, designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, represents a globe shattered by conflict. Inside visitors can explore how war shapes and impacts lives through the dynamic displays, powerful changing exhibitions, The Big Picture Show (a dynamic 360-degree light and sound display), tours, object handling sessions, and family activities. The building also offers spectacular views over The Quays and Manchester from our 29-metre-high viewing platform. 


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Contact Us/Press Visits

For more information or to arrange a press visit to IWM North please contact:

Lorna McBride, Press and PR Assistant, / 0161 836 4046

Press Releases

  • Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain Released: 2 September 2015 11:11am

    With large-scale movements of people into Britain, the national and ethnic diversity of the population during the Second World War was unprecedented. On display for the first time, Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain  will reveal forgotten histories of those who came to the country, based on new research by the University of Huddersfield, as part of a curatorial partnership with IWM.

  • Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits Press Release Released: 18 June 2015 10:01am

    Seventy-five years ago, Britain faced one of the greatest dangers in its history – the Blitz. Now, to mark the anniversary, IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, in Manchester has teamed up with Horrible Histories® to reveal some of the terrible truths behind this catastrophic conflict.

  • 2015 at IWM North Released: 11 February 2015 11:15am
  • WithDraw Released: 11 February 2015 11:06am
  • Factsheet - 4 August 1914 Released: 31 July 2014 2:38pm

First World War Press Releases