IWM North

Main Exhibition Space

Free event

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.

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.

Shows are projected daily on the 27-foot-high walls of our Main Exhibition Space, each focusing on a different aspect of war.

Big Picture Show Timetable

11am: The War at Home
Noon: Mightier Than War
1pm: Children and War
2pm: Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old'
3pm: Remembrance
4pm: Al Mutanabbi Street

More Information

  • 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.

  • Mightier Than War

    Hear the powerful poetry of acclaimed Mancunian poet Tony Walsh alongside poignant imagery from our collections in a brand new Big Picture Show exploring the triumph of the human spirit in times of conflict.

Big Picture Show at IWM North
Big Picture Show at IWM North


Exterior photograph of IWM North
IWM, IWM North

IWM North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
M17 1TZ

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