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The IWM and Poppies - the Wave worth seeing

The museum is interesting with lot’s of different installations covering the wars (Nov 2018). You... read more

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Tauri C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Nostalgic visit on the 9th November

This visit was made special because it was so near 11/11/18. The poppy display outside was really... read more

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Joyce W
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Trafford Wharf Road | The Quays, Stretford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is interesting with lot’s of different installations covering the wars (Nov 2018). You get to see actual vehicles even a Harrier Jump Jet. The different areas covering various periods/groups related to the two World Wars were interesting, moving and nicely presented. There is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This visit was made special because it was so near 11/11/18. The poppy display outside was really good. I liked that the displays took you through the years of war, which is so terrible and still going on. They have some really great exhibits on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few hours at this excellent free museum recently. I found it very moving, but my wife found it too upsetting, having spent quite a bit time in the First World War exhibition, to see much else. I explored a little more while...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went last Saturday and had a fantastic time here. I hope that people will visit soon as they are well worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the museum today as I had a few hours to kill. I had a very interesting few hours. I am no expert on history but I found the exhibits really interesting. It charted the time from WW1 through to the modern day. I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed 2 hours of history and education. Was a bit busy so I’d love to return on a quieter day to reflect on some of the exhibitions.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited last week in the lead up Remembrance Day with our daughter and nephew. We learnt lots and the kids loved it from start to finish, learning our history. They had the poppy memorial outside which was nice to see and a great photo...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A excellent day out, shows a lot about back in the day. How it all began even today age. Shows you every details off stuff used in army etc and got the real stuff there for you to see. Would recommend coming here for a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having visited the Tower of London and seen the poppies I wanted to see the Manchester ones. Well worth the tram ride to see the display although it was very cold that day.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously visited similar museums in Ypres, Belgium one might assume that once you have seen one, then they are all the same. Certainly not the case ! There is always something special and unique that really hits home after seeing it close up. In...More

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Tori A
20 October 2018|
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Response from 225Jzy | Reviewed this property |
To view properly, a fulĺ day. Depends on how interested you are in the subject. My husband is ex forces so was very interested and felt he could have spent more time there. For me, half a day was enough.
Tori A
20 October 2018|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in a couple of hours. Depends on how long you take looking at things!
15 September 2018|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to just turn up but I would contact the museum directly to confirm.