IWM North


IWM North
Trafford Wharf Road
The Quays
Greater Manchester
M17 1TZ

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IWM North Exhibition Hall

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*Charges apply for special events

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. Travel by Metrolink and alight atthe 'Imperial War Museum’ stop on the Trafford Park Line. 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:

    • Alan G
      Crawley, United Kingdom
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      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 1st June 2021
      Very interesting wander round the static exhibition - as good as ever. Wasn’t overly keen on the temporary exhibition but everyone is different. Would definitely return Read full review
    • Passport25214481623
      Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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      Extremely moving and knowledgeable however isn’t FREE as your practically forced to buy a tour book and bag upon arrival
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th June 2021
      Went here with my family while we visited Manchester on holiday it was extremely interesting and knowledgeable and definitely worth a visit the museum itself is large and if you get the chance to... Read full review
    • milansteve2010
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th June 2021
      Very nice welcome by staff at front desk and in the café. Enjoyed walking at our own pace with no interruptions. Some very interesting, thought provoking, moving and personal displays. Knowledgeable... Read full review



    • On-Site café or restaurant


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

    Attraction Facilities

    • Free Admission

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking -
    • Parking (charge) - 0-4 hours £5.00 4-6 hours £7.00 6-8 hours £8.00 8-12 hours £10.00 12-24 hours £15.00 Coach parking is a standard charge of £15.00 for 24 hours.

    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

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Target Markets

    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given - Object Handling
    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

    Venue Facilities

    • Licensed premises

    Dates and Opening Times

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

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