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

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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:

    • ukgirl1980
      Holmfirth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Emotional experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 31st August 2021
      This is an excellent educational museum for anyone interested in 20th century history. Particularly good for GCSE history, although mu 10 year old is also studying WW2 so found it really engaging. I... Read full review
    • mysonjohn
      England, United Kingdom
      Ideal day out for all the family.
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 3rd September 2021
      Parking is directly outside and you pay when you leave at a kiosk by typing in your number plate or when you get home online. It cost me £5 which is the lowest price on offer for around 5 hours. I... Read full review
    • 123debbydo
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Less we forget
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th September 2021
      Was very impressed with the whole place .we visited with family and grandchildren. The building its self is spectacular and gives respect to the the history inside. We only managed to do the main... 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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