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Visit Manchester’s iconic Imperial War Museum and explore how war affects people’s lives – Free Admission

What You’ll See
A great free day out for all the family, IWM North brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. A varied programme of events, activities and hands-on interactive displays makes their subject matter accessible to all ages.
Don’t miss their current interactive exhibition Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits – ideal for families!

The Imperial War Museum North is one of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, it explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is the first branch of the Imperial War Museum to be located in the north of England. The Museum is home to several iconic collections including a Russian T-34 tank, a United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet and a 13-pounder field gun which fired the British Army’s first shot of the First World War.

Exhibitions and events cover real stories of war from WW1 to the present day
Discover famous shirts to footage of incredible matches
There are a range of Military vehicles and aircraft along with audio-visual displays.
Special exhibitions, educational events and children’s activities on offer throughout the year

The Merchant
IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘wartime experience’. They are proud to be regarded as essential sights of London, Cambridgeshire and Greater Manchester.

Visitor Information
The Museum is open every day from 10am – 5pm, including Bank Holidays
Occasionally the Main Exhibition Space closes 30 minutes early – see the list of dates HERE
Last admission is at 4.30pm
Contact the museum at 0161 836 4000 or email

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