What to See

21 February – 6 September 2015
On display for the first time - artworks by reportage illustrator George Butler, who has documented life in Afghanistan, away from foreign television cameras, as western troops start to draw back.

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.

At IWM North, we've been commissioning high-quality artworks, events, workshops and live performances from contemporary artists for our Reactions series since 2010.

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

A charity Zip Wire event is taking place from the top of the AirShard on Saturday 21 March, so the Viewing Platform will be closed on Friday 20 – Saturday 21 March.


Until 31 May 2015

Our First World War Centenary exhibition, the largest of its kind, reveals the vital contribution the North West made during the First World War, both on the battlefields and at home.

Free exhibition