Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North (or IWM North as it is now known) is a thing of beauty: a shimmering aluminium building that defies architectural norms, perching proudly on the edge of the Manchester Ship Canal. Its design represents a globe shattered by war – with not a right angle in sight. It has a 55 metre-high tower whose open-to-the-elements viewing platform affords spectacular views across the Manchester Ship Canal.
The Rough Guide reckons it’s one of England’s top 10 buildings. Its interior houses a beautifully-presented permanent collection and a well-thought-out series of changing exhibitions that consider the many ways conflict shapes society. A busy series of talks and activities make it a popular destination for all ages; the 360-degree Big Picture Show screens films every hour and is completely free.
Trafford Wharf Road
Telephone: 0161 836 4000
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Services and Facilities
cafe, shop, tours, events
Children and Families
children's activities, baby changing, children's menu
wheelchair access to all ublic areas, signed tours, guide and hearing dogs welcome, induction loop systems
Commercial and hire services
Available for private functions
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