Discover IWM North
IWM North is part of Imperial War Museums – a world-leading museum on conflict and its impact. Its unique purpose-built exhibition space gives powerful voice to extraordinary stories of ordinary people, forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.
Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore a vast collection of over 2,000 objects, each one with the power to move, surprise, inspire and change your perspective – from the First World War field gun that fired the opening British round on the Western Front, to the twisted rust-ridden steelwork retrieved from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York.
Immerse yourself in the 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Shows that bring a broad range of stories into powerful focus, reflecting not only on the immediate effects of war, but also what happens when the guns stop firing.
Stories from the museum
No other museum tells stories that matter more than these.
From the First World War to the present day, explore our articles on war and conflict, and its impact on service personnel and civilians.
Explore around 800,000 items online that tell the story of modern warfare and conflict, collected by the museum since 1917.
We Were There
We Were There is Imperial War Museums’ remarkable programme where visitors can meet real life veterans and eyewitnesses of war. Although it’s not currently possible to meet our We Were There volunteers, you can discover more about the people behind the stories.