2 April to 14 June 2022

IWM North

Free with general admission

From 2 April 2022, IWM North will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict. New exhibits will include items from IWM’s rich collection that will go on display for the very first time.

New Falklands 40 displays at IWM North will focus on the stories of those who served with British forces during the conflict, including objects relating to Bolton resident Corporal Neil Maher, who served as a signals specialist with No. 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps. Maher set up ship-to-shore communications for crewmen of the damaged RFA Sir Tristram after the ship was bombed at Fitzroy on 8 June.

RFA SIR GALAHAD on fire in Fitzroy Cove after an Argentine air attack.
Paul RG Haley for Soldier Magazine.

Images by photographer Paul RG Haley, who covered the conflict for Soldier Magazine, will also be projected in the galleries at IWM North, as part of a series of large-scale, newly digitised photos and film, telling a visual story of the Falklands Conflict.


Learn more about how Imperial War Museums are marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict here.