• Tickets are limited to 6 per group 
  • Both IWM North entrances will be open (Quayside and Groups Entrance – accessed via the carpark). Both entrances are accessible but we recommend anyone with mobility aids, or who would benefit from a wider entranceway, to use Groups Entrance). Staff will be on hand in the carpark to help direct visitors to the entrances. 
  • Our café will be open, offering hot drinks and breakfast snacks. 
  • There will be no temporary exhibition open during this event. 
  • IWM North opens to the general public at 10am. You are welcome to stay and continue to explore the museum but it may get busier after this time. 
  • From 10am, on the hour, every hour, the 360-degree Big Picture Show is projected onto the walls of the Main Exhibition Space. Please be aware that at this time the lighting in the Main Exhibition Space is reduced and there will be loud noises and flashing images. The Big Picture Shows vary in lengths, but all are under 10 minutes. 
  • The first show at 10am will have some amendments in place to make the projections less bright and loud, and we will have ear defenders available for anyone wishing to stay and watch. A warning will be given 5 minutes before the Big Picture Show begins and there will be signposts throughout the event providing reminders. Anyone not wishing to watch is welcome to leave the Main Exhibition Space and return later, should they wish to continue exploring. 
  • Disabled toilets and baby change facilities are on the ground floor and are signposted. 
  • IWM North is fully accessible by wheelchair. Three manual wheelchairs are available for loan on a first come first served basis. These are provided free of charge (subject to availability) and are located on the ground floor between the café and the toilets. 
  • The building is designed to encourage visitors to consider the confusion experienced during conflict. As a result, the floor of the Main Exhibition Space has a gentle slope and visitors using mobility aids, with mobility impairments or with buggies may wish to take extra care in this area.  
  • There are designated disabled parking bays. 7 of these are located on the Tank side of the car park, near the parking machine. 7 of these are located near the back fence (near the Quayside). There are 2 parent and child bays near to these disabled parking bays. Please note that charges apply for all parking at IWM North. 
  • There are a small number of sensory backpacks containing items that may help your visit. They are available upon request on a first come, first serve basis and are free to use. They contain: 

- Ear defenders 

- Sunflower lanyard 

- 2x fidget toys 

- A simple map 

- Magnifying glass 

- Cuddly toy 

- Pencils and grips 

- Emotions fan 

- Reading overlays 

 

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