Award-Winning 360-Degree Experience Unique to IWM North

The Big Picture Show

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

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Visit IWM North

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 or Harbour City

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

Free entry

Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Last admission is at 4.30pm