IWM North's unique purpose-built exhibition space gives a powerful voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.
Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore a vast collection of over 2,000 objects, each one with the power to move, surprise and inspire – from the First World War field gun that fired the opening British round on the Western Front, to the twisted rust-ridden steelwork retrieved from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. And immerse yourself in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Shows that bring 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.
This is a place where every object on display, every contemporary work of art and every special exhibition is designed to live long in the memory. This is IWM North.