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Imperial War Museum North

Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Layout is extremely well done

The museum is laid out into six key areas beginning with the Great War 1914-18 and concluding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne C
Inverness, United Kingdom
Spectacular building

A building which looks spectacular from the outside and can be quite confusing once you get in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London England
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is laid out into six key areas beginning with the Great War 1914-18 and concluding around 2008. Unfortunately further topics could now be added. The exhibition flows well and is easy to follow. The central area takes on the role of a surround...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A building which looks spectacular from the outside and can be quite confusing once you get in. Hardly any large exhibits. Low lighting level and small print on the exhibits but you can find a large print version in folders by each display. Interesting audio-visual...More

Thank ScribeUK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with friends, the building is eye catching and inside well designed, the staff are helpful and friendly and the cafe is fair and reasonably priced. Some issues, not enough large sized hardware or equipment and most object are in glass cases with quite...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the biggest museum, but nicely laid out. Wonderful architecture and spaces. Knowledgeable guides. Do not miss the movie shown every hour!

Thank Christoffer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed by the museum. There was enough space to show a number of larger exhibits, but the only really big one (the T34 tank) was tucked away in a corner. Most of the exhibits were small and in glass cases, which needed about...More

Thank Nik W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an excellent way to learn and remind ourselves about Wars. It's informative and shows original items from those times. It's suitable for all age groups. A most enjoyable experience with plenty to see, read and learn. I found it moving and humbling...More

Thank KazzaLB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be free, but it is a wast of time and public money. If it wasn't here, no-one would miss it. I survived 10 minutes before walking out. There are artifacts behind glass, but also large 'works of art'. Art belongs in a art...More

1  Thank davidbsmallwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as big as it's Southern counterpart but this museum holds it's own. What it lacks in historical memorabilia compared to the other it does a better job at telling the whole story of the World Wars. The building is stunning too. The multimedia aspects...More

Thank kazmat182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with a few hours to kill we popped up here for a couple of hours - well worth it - they have a very good Audio Visual display that i would say is of very high quality and with lots and lots of artifacts to...More

Thank The_Dublin_Couple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are thinking about going to this museum please be aware of two points. Firstly the museum is a bit bleak and you really need to be interested to get good value out of the visit. Secondly they have handed over the car park...More

4  Thank David R
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What time does the car park open? Can I park before the museum actually opens at 10am?
16 May 2017|
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Response from kelwells | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure as caught the tram
Jenny B
What are the opening times
14 April 2017|
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Response from Olliebot | Reviewed this property |
They've got a website with all details on.
Is there free wi-fi at the museum?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Lin M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know