IWM North’s architecture delivers an award-winning immersive experience. Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore over 2,000 objects and immerse yourself in the 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Show.

Opening Times

10am to 5pm daily.
Open every day except 24 to 26 December.
The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ (view map)

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Your support helps IWM to share powerful stories of war and conflict with current and future generations.

Discover IWM North

  • Barbed wire blocks a street in Northern Ireland
    © Rolls Press/Popperfoto via Getty Images

    The Troubles engulfed Northern Ireland in conflict for nearly 30 years. It was – and remains – a contentious period, with roots going back centuries.

    Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles invites you to understand this conflict through the multiple perspectives of those affected. On until 29 September 2024. Free Entry. 

  • Visitors looking at an object display case at IWM North
    © IWM

    Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore a vast collection of over 2,000 objects and stories.

    Look out for our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers (wearing red uniforms) to find out what's happening onsite on the day of your visit and to help you make the most of your day.

  • Visitors looking at the Poppies installation at IWM North
    © IWM

    See Poppies, iconic hand-crafted ceramic sculptures cascading down from above.

    On permanent display at IWM North, the installation is one of many artworks at IWM North created in response to war and conflict.

Families at IWM North

Boy and father exploring exhibits at IWM North

Enjoy free family activities every weekend at IWM North and daily activities during the school holidays.



Ukraine: Our Ordinary Lives

Big Picture Show screened at IWM North
From 26 June 2024
IWM North

Spanning the period since the 2022 invasion, IWM North’s Big Picture Show uses powerful real-life stories to highlight the experiences of 15 young Ukrainians, exploring their lives as they try to find normality, living their ordinary lives through extraordinarily challenging times. 

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