The Imperial War Museum North is one of five branches of Imperial War Museums. It is based in Greater Manchester. The museum was opened in 2002 with the aim of educating people on the impacts of modern conflict and its impact on society. The building the museum is housed in is quite unusual architecture wise and because of that, it has won awards for its style. The museum hosts many exhibits on modern war within the building and has an hourly audio-visual display which is played through the projectors that adds to the history lesson you receive visiting this museum.
Imperial War Museum North is situated out of the city centre but the transport options are good if you plan to visit. Manchester’s tram system, the Metrolink; stops at ‘Salford Quays’ which is a short walk from the museum. Otherwise, the best option is by bus or by car, but free parking is quite limited in the area.
Opening Times and Admission
Entry to the museum is free and you can spend as long as you want looking at the exhibits. The museum also has an onsite café open during the day for visitors. The museum is open daily, 10am-4.30pm.