IWM North

Main Exhibition Space


Immerse yourself in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Show that brings a broad range of perspectives into poignant focus, reflecting not only on the immediate effects of war, but also on what happens when the guns stop firing. Using surround sound, projected digital moving images and photographs, the Big Picture Show brings to life people’s experiences of war.

Shows are projected at least once every hour on the 27-foot-high walls of our Main Exhibition Space, each focusing on a different aspect of war.

Recently upgraded to the latest HD technology, the Big Picture Show immerses you in the heart of the action and creates a moving sensory experience.

See below for more information on specific shows and schedule, or explore What's On at IWM North.

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  • Accessibility

    Please be aware that when the Big Picture Show is on, the exhibition space will go dark and there will be loud noises and flashing images which some visitors may find unsettling.