Women and War


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been at the front line of the humanitarian response in Syria since fighting erupted in March 2011.

Our new exhibition, the largest of its kind, reveals the important contribution the North West made during the First World War.

Exploring how the First World War changed the society we live in today, this new photographic display reveals images of women working in industry during the conflict.

Daily from 18 May 11am with extra showings at 2pm during weekends and school holidays
IWM North presents an installation by Manchester ceramic artist Chava Rosenzweig – the latest in the Museum’s Reactions series where artists are invited to display work showing how war shapes lives.
Since opening on 5 July 2002, the IWM North has welcomed over 3 million visitors. Designed by internationally-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the building’s iconic structure was inspired by the idea of a world shattered by conflict.
The jagged shape of the IWM North viewing platform is one of the most iconic features of the Manchester skyline; this is your chance to scale the inside.
Every object on display at IWM North tells a remarkable personal story. Trace the history of conflict from 1914 to the present day in our Main Exhibition Space.
Gerry Judah’s striking sculpture on the impact of war and conflict is the first exhibit you will see on entering our Main Exhibition Space.
The Big Picture Show is an award-winning 360-degree experience unique to IWM North. Our shows run daily in the Main Exhibition Space.