Eating and Drinking

IWM North Cafe

The IWM North Café, located on the ground floor, opens daily from 10am offering a delicious selection of beverages and seasonal food with local influences including cakes, deli sandwiches, salads and hot meals.

We have a range of offers and meals to suit all the family. We hope to see you there soon.

IWM North Café sample menu.

Please note that our museum cafe no longer accepts cash and only card payments are available.

Keeping You Safe

We are delighted to welcome you back to our café which will be available every Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. We are keeping our opening hours under constant review.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to make some changes to our catering offer. The safety of our visitors and staff are our priority and therefore while there may be some changes to your favourite dishes on the menu, we appreciate your patience and support in helping us to ensure you still have a great experience.

We have put in place a range of measures to ensure you are safe when eating with us, which will be constantly reviewed in line with current Government advice.

The café will be operating a one-way system to purchase food and drink.

A sanitiser station will be available inside the café for your use and we ask visitors to socially distance when queuing. We recommend that facemasks are worn when inside the café, unless you are seated at a table. 

Once at the front of the queue, you will be called up individually to the till point where your order will be taken. Catering staff will all be trained in our new procedures and will be wearing facemasks and gloves. Protective screens have been installed at all tills

We will only be accepting card transactions and ask you to use contactless payment.

Our staff will be regularly cleaning all surfaces in the café.

We will be offering an amended menu in the Cafe - please see attached example.

You will need to register your details with test and trace before entering any IWM site. We also recommend you check in using the NHS app. QR codes will be available in each of our cafes.

If you are sitting inside the café to consume your purchases, you must register your contact detail with us, or check in using the NHS app. We are unable to serve you unless you have done either of these.

Should you have any special dietary requirements, please speak to a member of the catering team. While we are operating a limited menu, we will still look to help wherever possible.

More information

  • Groups and events

    If you wish to reserve space for groups or events, please call 0161 836 4032.

  • Early-bird offer

    Early birds can enjoy a warm pastry and hot drink for £3.95 before 11am.

  • Dietary requirements

    The IWM North Café caters for dietary requirements. Please speak to the team on the day if you require any allergen information.

  • Opening times

    Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Vistors at the IWM North Cafe.
Homemade cakes and pastries at the IWM North Cafe.
A visitor purchasing items at the IWM North Cafe.