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IWM North


IWM North
Trafford Wharf Road
The Quays
M17 1TZ

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Tel:+44(0)161 836 4000

Fax: +44 0161 836 4090

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*Charges apply for special exhibitions

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

IWM North is located at The Quays, a unique waterfront destination less than 2 miles from Manchester city centre and facing the Lowry. From Piccadilly and Victoria Stations, travel by Metrolink. Alight at Harbour City or MediaCityUK. The Museum is a short walk across the canal by footbridge. The X50 and 250 buses (Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Centre) stop on Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, a short walk to IWM North (call 0161 228 7811 for timetable enquiries).

Road Directions

Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the third exit onto Village Way; at the next island take the second exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road. Alternatively, leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs.


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Recent Reviews:

  • M M
    Mesa, Arizona
    Trip Type:
    England knows how to do war museums
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th March 2018
    In 2016, I went to the Imperial War Museum London and I was blown away. it was the best museum of any type I've ever been to. On this trip, I decided to visit the Imperial War Museum Manchester and... Read full review
  • Shazzer1966
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    Visited whilst staying on Salford quays at the premier inn. Just a short walk down the quayside brings you to the Lowry centre and across the foot bridge is the IWM North. No charge for entrance... Read full review
  • IanAberdeen
    Trip Type:
    Different from the IWM in London
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    Not so strong on the large machinery of war that is a feature of the IWM in London, but excellent, themed displays that outline the conflicts that Britain has been involved in during the twentieth... Read full review



  • On-Site café or restaurant

Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission

Venue Facilities

  • Licensed premises

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 18
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - 160 Spaces and disabled parking
  • Parking (charge) - £4 all day

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 Hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Free admission for all
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - Free admission for all
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities - Internet access
  • Event Venue - 0161 836 4042/32
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Object Handling
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

* Open 10am – 5pm every day | Last admission 4.30pm
(Closed 24, 25, and 26 December)

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