Explore the timeline from the First World War to the present day in the Main Exhibition Space, or immerse yourself in the Big Picture Show, a series of 360 surround sound projections, including footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old.   Discover the forgotten histories of service personnel and civilians who came to Britain during the Second World War in Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain, or see conflict through the eyes of artists in Reactions.

Safety at IWM

The safety of our visitors and staff and the preservation of our collections are of the upmost importance to IWM. We therefore kindly ask that you allow sufficient time on entry to our museums for our staff to complete their security checks to ensure this is maintained. Please do not bring any prohibited items with you as they will be confiscated. If you see any unattended bags or packages or have concerns about security issues on your visit please report this to a member of staff.

Coronavirus information
Please take a moment to read through our Coronavirus FAQs.

 

3 visitors look at the World Trade Centre Steel
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Main Exhibition Space

IWM North

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Life on the Line Big Picture Show
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Big Picture Show

IWM North

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Peter Thomas
Image used with kind permission of the Trustees of the RAF Museum
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Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain

IWM North

Permanent

A star shall stride from Jacob and a sceptre bearer shall rise by Chava Rosenzweig, 2013 - part of the Reactions exhibition at IWM North
© Chava Rosenzweig
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Reactions

IWM North

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Leading poet Tony Walsh sitting in the Main Exhibition Space at IWM North.
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Experience
Mightier Than War

IWM North

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Facilities

  • Shopping at IWM North

    Our shop will be open and customers will be free to browse products as normal. We ask that customers use a hand sanitisation station before and after doing so. We will not be able to accept cash, but you can still pay by card.

     

    Our shops offer a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell. Shop in branch or online using the link below.

  • Our Cafe

    Our cafe will remain closed until further notice but light refreshments will be available to buy from the Museum shop.

  • Donations

    IWM is a registered charity and relies on your support to help us preserve our unique collections for future generations. To help us preserve our collections you can donate cash or make a quick and easy contactless donation with a credit or debit card by tapping it at various locations around the museums. Alternatively you can donate online now on the link below. Thank you for supporting IWM.

  • Filming and photography

    You are welcome to take photos and video at our museums for personal, non-commercial use but please refrain from using flash or tripods. Our museums can get busy at times and we therefore ask that you do not film people without their permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.  

  • Lockers and luggage

    Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide lockers while the existing coronavirus measures are in place.

  • Floor Plan

    To help you plan your visit in advance, please see the below link where you can download a copy of the Floor Plan.