Exterior photograph of IWM North
IWM, IWM North

IWM North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
M17 1TZ

  • Imperial War Museum
  • MediaCityUK

How to find us

  • By tram

    IWM North is easily accessible via the tram. Metrolink offers fast, frequent and fully accessible transport to and from Manchester city centre.


    Take either the Eccles line to MediaCityUK and walk across the footbridge to reach the museum.


    Or for a faster route from the city centre, take the intu Trafford Centre line to Imperial War Museum.

  • By car or coach

    Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the third exit onto Village Way; at the next island take the second exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road.


    Alternatively, leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs.

  • Parking

    The IWM North carpark will remain closed throughout the closure of IWM North. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused, and hope to welcome you back to IWM North soon.

  • By Bus

    X50 from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Centre. This services stops outside IWM North. Please note, this bus replaces the No 291. See TFGM website for timetables. 


    250 from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Centre. This service stops on Wharfside Way, Trafford Park. Alight at Village Circle and walk back to Elevator Road; continue on foot to IWM North on Trafford Wharf Road. 


    50 from East Didsbury via the City Centre and Salford Crescent to MediaCityUK. This service stops on the Salford side of The Quays by The Lowry. We are a short walk across the canal by footbridge.

    For timetable enquiries, call 0161 228 7811. 

  • By train

    Plan your journey to central Manchester train stations and continue by tram.