From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain.
Our striking Main Exhibition Space features a timeline of the conflicts that Britain and the Commonwealth have been involved in since the First World War.
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.
Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain reveals the forgotten histories of service personnel and civilians who came to Britain during the Second World War – a time when the national and ethnic diversity of the population was unpreced
IWM North is housed in a striking, aluminium clad building – the first in the UK to be designed by internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind.
At IWM North, we've been commissioning high-quality artworks, events, workshops and live performances from contemporary artists for our Reactions series since 2010.
IWM was established while the First World War was still being fought, making 2017 IWM's centenary.