IWM North


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

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Tel:+44(0)161 836 4000

Fax: +44 0161 836 4090

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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:

    • Mbonza
      Worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 4th January 2022
      Very thought provoking and graphic images of the horrors of war. interesting exhibits, particularly 9/11, but seems a lot more could be shown in a space of this size. If you are going, eat first... Read full review
    • U281BLlees
      Trip Type:
      Fascinating museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th January 2022
      The building is so striking and iconic. I love this museum as much as it’s London counterpart. The chronological timeline is both informative and engaging, it has been updated since my last visit... Read full review
    • joannaa2013
      Oldham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely visit.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd January 2022
      Raced past many times but never been in. Beautiful building. We didn't stay long, it was literally a for an hour whilst we were waiting for our show at the lowry. That said we will be back to... 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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