The Big Picture Show

IWM North

*Please note, on Friday 15 December the Main Exhibition Space will close at the slightly earlier time of 4.30pm*

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

Recently upgraded to the latest HD technology, the Big Picture Show 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

11am: The War at Home

Noon: Remembrance

1pm: Children and War

2pm: The War at Home

3pm: Remembrance

4pm: Children and War

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 – 291 to IWM North, 250 to Village Circle or 50 to MediaCityUK

Free entry

Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Last admission is at 4.30pm