The Big Picture Show

IWM North
Temporarily Closed

Big Picture Show Upgrade

From the 23rd January 2017, visitors to IWM North will be able to experience our renowned Big Picture Show in High Definition quality. Whilst we make this exciting upgrade, there will be no shows running from the 3rd – 22nd January. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit us again to experience the Big Picture Show in the latest HD technology from the 23rd January.

Using surround sound, projected digital moving images and photographs, the Big Picture Show brings to life people’s experiences of war.

It immerses you in the heart of the action, creating a complete sensory experience which is totally involving and often very moving.

Seven shows are projected daily on the 27-foot-high walls of our Main Exhibition Space, each focusing on a different aspect of war.

Big Picture Show Timetable

Please be aware that when the Big Picture Show is on, the exhibition space will go dark and there will be loud noises and flashing images which some visitors may find unsettling. See our accessibility page for more information.



IWM North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
Manchester, M17 1TZ

Plan your visit

Getting to us

By car - leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs

By tram - stop at MediaCityUK

By bus - 250 to Village Circle, X50 to IWM North or 50 to MediaCityUK

Free entry

Open daily from 10am - 4pm

Last admission is at 3.30pm