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IWM North

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IWM North World Trade Centre Steel in the Main Exhibition Space
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Purpose-built to convey the impact of war on our world, IWM North delivers a unique experience, exploring war from diverse perspectives.

Walk through a timeline of conflict from the First World War to the present day and discover the fascinating history of over 2,000 objects, photographs and interactive displays.

Exhibits include Tolkien’s First World War revolver, the field gun that fired the first British shots in 1914, a seven-metre piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center and specially commissioned artworks.

Your experience at IWM North will change your perspective on world shaping events.

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Location

Exterior photograph of IWM North
IWM, IWM North
Address

IWM North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
Manchester
M17 1TZ

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