Group Visits


  • An image of IWM NorthGuided Tour: Building on the Past

    An introduction to the architecture of Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building and the history of Trafford Park.

  • An image showing Indian troops marching past a womanLearning from Artefacts: First World War

    Explore the impact of the First World War by examining artefacts and archive material linked to themes such as life in the trenches, the Eastern and Western Fronts, and the role of women.

  • Learning from Artefacts: Stories of Conflict

    How do we learn about history? Examine different types of evidence, including objects from our collection, to uncover the stories of four people whose lives were affected by conflict.
  • An image of Piccadilly Gardens durng the BlitzObject Handling: Blitz

    Explore the themes of air raids, blackout and civil defence by examining genuine and replica artefacts in this gallery-based handling activity.

  • A painting showing a long line of women queueing outside a shopObject Handling: Rationing

    Learn about rationing and discover its impact on home front life during the Second World War. This gallery-based object handling session is ideal for smaller groups.
  • An image showing soldiers in a support trenchObject Handling: Trench Life

    Discover what life was like for soldiers in the First World War trenches by examining real objects and hearing personal stories. This gallery-based session is ideal for smaller groups.
  • An image of people watching a Big Picture ShowSelf Guided Visits

    Explore displays on the First and Second World War themes such as the Blitz, evacuation, life on the home front, rationing and trench warfare. Discover more about the inter-war period, the Cold War and modern conflict and visit our Special exhibition and Air Shard viewing platform.

Veterans North

IWM North are looking for people who have been affected by conflict - either serving or in another way - who are willing to share their stories.

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