Today, Imperial War Museums (IWM) announce that IWM North will reopen to the public from Saturday 1 August with a revised programme of events, exhibitions and activity throughout the late summer and autumn.

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New guidelines are in place to support visitors to enjoy the museum safely. In order to manage capacity, and comply with government guidelines on social distancing, IWM North have introduced a timed ticketing system with tickets available from our website. Visitors will be encouraged to wear face coverings and to maintain a safe distance. Members will have priority booking from Friday 10 July with public bookings opening on Wednesday 15 July.

Visitors to IWM North will be able to explore the permanent displays in the Main Exhibition Space, including refreshed Holocaust and Contemporary Conflict cases which had been only recently completed before IWM North closed to the public in March. IWM North’s iconic Big Picture Show, a unique 360° audio-visual experience, showcasing IWM’s world-renowned collections of photography, art and sound, will also resume from 1 August.

IWM’s upcoming Refugees season of exhibitions, artistic commissions and interactive events will launch at IWM North on 2 October 2020 with the opening of the new exhibition Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire:

Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire
From 2 October 2020
Around the world aid organisations are working to support, care for and protect vulnerable people, forced to flee their homes because of conflict. Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire brings together powerful stories from conflict zones to explore challenges from an insider perspective.


IWM North
IWM North Exhibition Hall

IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.



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