Imperial War Museum North, Stretford

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Housed in a stunning modernist structure of sharp corners, glassy surfaces, and abstract shapes, Imperial War Museum North explores the impact of war and conflict on society. Inside, the 3,500 sq m (38,000 sq ft) gallery floor houses the permanent exhibits. Check out the field gun that fired the British Army’s first shell in World War I and watch the Big Picture Show, which presents the museum's photography, art, and sound in a 360-degree audio-visual setting. The museum also displays a large piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center to give an idea of the force that the buildings' collapse generated. The focal point of the museum's award-winning architecture is a striking, glass "air shard" pointing 55 m (180 ft) up toward the sky. Imperial War Museum North is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Stretford Edition.
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  • Have been meaning to visit for a while and really glad I got round to it. The museum as a whole is very impressive site and I was moved by the way they told the story of the wars through history to pr...  more »
  • There are not as many large scale exhibits on show here than other sites, however it is more about the people’s experience than the kit used. We stayed for the cinema experience which was poignant and...  more »
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