What to See

IWM North is housed in a striking, aluminium clad building – the first in the UK to be designed by internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind.

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.

Dare you climb the AirShard - one of the most iconic features of the Manchester skyline?

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