Coming Soon

Following on from a successful run in London, the popular Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style exhibition is coming to IWM North in Manchester in 2016.

Until 11 September 2016

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 unprecede

Until 10 April 2016
Discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Blitz and find out what it was like to live through the Second World War.
The building

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


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.

Contemporary Art

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.