Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North IWM North is one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museums - the only one outside the South East of England.

Visit the award-winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, and experience amazing personal stories in Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building on the Quays. Marking the Centenary of the First World War, the From Street to Trench exhibition explores the lives of people from the North West of England during the conflict. A changing programme of events, including tours and performances, also marks the occasion. The award-winning Big Picture Show is a 360-degree audio-visual experience unique to IWM North. Using surround sound, projected moving images and photographs, the show brings to life people’s experiences of war. It immerses you in the action, creating a sensory experience which is totally involving, and often moving. Dare you climb the 180 steps in the Air Shard or take the lift that rises at an angle to stand almost 100 feet in the air to see across Manchester, The Quays and beyond? Tours are available daily, and storytelling, creative and object handling sessions are on every weekend and during school holidays. Experience stunning views in the WaterShard Café & Kitchen where all our food and cakes are handmade daily with local produce. Retro gifts and souvenirs are available in our onsite shop. Our social media house rules can be found here: ow.ly/4ezk30bS0aV

The Big Picture Show is an award-winning part of IWM North’s permanent exhibition. Our latest addition is ‘Life on the L...
04/07/2019

The Big Picture Show is an award-winning part of IWM North’s permanent exhibition. Our latest addition is ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’, currently showing daily at 2pm. iwm.org.uk/north

More than half the population of Yemen lack adequate access to safe water.  Hear some of the stories about the impact th...
01/07/2019

More than half the population of Yemen lack adequate access to safe water. Hear some of the stories about the impact this has on their lives at the #IWMNorth exhibition, #InsideYemenCrisis iwm.org.uk/yemen

Image: © Care International

Conflict in Yemen has pushed food prices beyond the means of most and nearly 10 million people are suffering from extrem...
28/06/2019

Conflict in Yemen has pushed food prices beyond the means of most and nearly 10 million people are suffering from extreme hunger. It means that both adults and children alike must go to malnutrition clinics. Explore the powerful stories being told at #InsideYemenCrisis

Open now at #IWMNorth – the #InsideYemenCrisis exhibition uses objects, photographs and personal stories of conflict to ...
26/06/2019

Open now at #IWMNorth – the #InsideYemenCrisis exhibition uses objects, photographs and personal stories of conflict to explore the effect of this manmade crisis on Yemeni people’s lives iwm.org.uk/yemen

IWM are excited to announce a new fiction series, #WartimeClassics, launching this September to mark the 80th anniversar...
26/06/2019

IWM are excited to announce a new fiction series, #WartimeClassics, launching this September to mark the 80th anniversary of the Second World War. Four classic novels from our archives are being brought back into print in beautiful new editions. Find out more and pre-order: http://ow.ly/KTEn50uMh46

Our latest Big Picture Show, ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’ screens daily...
24/06/2019

Our latest Big Picture Show, ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’ screens daily at 2pm. An immersive 360 degree projection experience: a new perspective on a powerful story.

21/06/2019

Commissioned by #IWMNorth alongside our exhibition #InsideYemenCrisis spoken word artist Amerah Saleh's poem 'My Yemen is Beautiful' can now be seen in full on our website. Hear more powerful personal stories of conflict when you visit the exhibition http://ow.ly/rff150uI4Hj

On #WorldRefugeeDay, we have been featuring three stories of Yemeni children whose lives have been touched by the humani...
20/06/2019

On #WorldRefugeeDay, we have been featuring three stories of Yemeni children whose lives have been touched by the humanitarian crisis in Yemen on our Twitter account.
You can explore the stories, provided by Save the Children UK, at www.twitter.com/I_W_M.

At IWM North, our season Yemen: Inside a Crisis explores the issues facing people in Yemen, a country experiencing what the UN has described as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis. Find out more - https://www.iwm.org.uk/seasons/yemen-inside-a-crisis.

Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, so we’re teaming up on Twitter with @savechildrenuk to explore it further.  More than 1,000 u...
20/06/2019

Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, so we’re teaming up on Twitter with @savechildrenuk to explore it further.
More than 1,000 unaccompanied children live in the internally
displaced people settlements
in Yemen – find out more from our current exhibition iwm.org.uk/yemen

To highlight the themes and issues explored in IWM North’s exhibition #InsideYemenCrisis, our social media is being take...
19/06/2019

To highlight the themes and issues explored in IWM North’s exhibition #InsideYemenCrisis, our social media is being taken over by Save the Children, to highlight the experiences of three Yemeni children tomorrow. Follow us at https://twitter.com/I_W_M to find out more about this man-made crisis

The ‘perfect storm’ of conditions in Yemen means that more than a quarter of children are out of school. Visit our exhib...
18/06/2019

The ‘perfect storm’ of conditions in Yemen means that more than a quarter of children are out of school. Visit our exhibition #InsideYemenCrisis to understand how the ‘world’s worst’ man-made crisis is happening Iwm.org.uk/yemen

Did you see our travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect out in Manchester yesterday? If you need more ans...
15/06/2019

Did you see our travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect out in Manchester yesterday? If you need more answers about the extreme water insecurity people in Yemen are facing, visit our exhibition
#InsideYemenCrisis to learn more about this heartbreaking conflict.

Tonight at Hatch on Oxford Road in Manchester, Yemen: Inside a Crisis travels beyond the museum's walls for the first ti...
13/06/2019

Tonight at Hatch on Oxford Road in Manchester, Yemen: Inside a Crisis travels beyond the museum's walls for the first time, accompanied by a live performance of My Yemen is Beautiful by Amerah Saleh – our interactive installation by FutureEverything is open for you to: Say hello to connect. iwm.org.uk/sayhellotoconnect

12/06/2019

Yemen: Say hello to connect's debut is tomorrow night at HATCH. As part of Reform Radio's, live broadcast during the event, @Voiceofthepoets will perform 'My Yemen is Beautiful' here's a tiny sneak preview, and Amerah's thoughts on the power of poetry www.iwm.org.uk/sayhellotoconnect

This time tomorrow, the debut of travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect will be accompanied by Reform Ra...
12/06/2019

This time tomorrow, the debut of travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect will be accompanied by Reform Radio, broadcasting live, to cast a light on the music of Yemen, unearthing unexpected sounds curated by DJ Dr Mystery www.iwm.org.uk/sayhellotoconnect

As part of our travelling digital artwork, created by @FutureEverything #IWMNorth have commissioned new work from spoken...
09/06/2019

As part of our travelling digital artwork, created by @FutureEverything #IWMNorth have commissioned new work from spoken word artist @Voiceofthepoets. She’ll be performing at our launch event at Hatch on Thursday #InsideYemenCrisis iwm.org.uk/sayhellotoconnect

07/06/2019

The conflict in #Yemen has tipped the nation into
economic tailspin, destroying livelihoods and driving up food prices. Visit our exhibition Yemen: Inside a Crisis to learn how this impacts ordinary people. And read more in our online collection stories:
http://ow.ly/TET850uyZfN

What links Trafford Park and one of the most famous commanders of the Second World War? One of the three command caravan...
07/06/2019

What links Trafford Park and one of the most famous commanders of the Second World War?

One of the three command caravans used by General Bernard Montgomery during the Second World War was built especially for him by the British Trailer Company, of Trafford Park, Manchester, the site where Imperial War Museum North now stands.

The company has built his map caravan where he would hold conferences with his senior commanders and the walls were covered in maps showing the progress of his troops across Europe.

It was delivered to him in April 1944 and landed in Normandy on 7 June 1944 – the day after D-Day.

Monty left the caravans to IWM in his will and they are now on display at IWM Duxford, where they are displayed as they were on the last day of the Second World War.

Explore what happened after D-Day in our #DDay75 interactive https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/dday/

© IWM (TR 2393) King George VI listens as Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery outlines his future strategy at his mobile headquarters in Holland, 13 October 1944.

Our bestselling book was featured on The One Show last night. Find out what happened 75 years ago today with this visual...
06/06/2019

Our bestselling book was featured on The One Show last night. Find out what happened 75 years ago today with this visual history of D-Day and Normandy, available now. http://ow.ly/hsMR50uxYfH

Just one week from now our interactive installation, commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything will be live at Ha...
06/06/2019

Just one week from now our interactive installation, commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything will be live at Hatch on Oxford Road. Visit between 5-10pm on 13 June to experience live activity accompanying this travelling digital artwork’s debut. iwm.org.uk/sayhellotoconnect

06/06/2019

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest combined land, sea and air operation in the history of warfare.

Hear IWM curator John Delaney explain how Operation Overlord was planned: http://ow.ly/yQqu50uxBy8
#DDay75

We’re still screening our latest Big Picture Show ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Gr...
05/06/2019

We’re still screening our latest Big Picture Show ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’ daily at 2pm. Now an award-winning commission at the Museums and Heritage Awards as well as BAFTA nominated.

Yemen: Inside a Crisis at IWM North explores the ongoing conflict in Yemen which has left around 80% of the population i...
03/06/2019

Yemen: Inside a Crisis at IWM North explores the ongoing conflict in Yemen which has left around 80% of the population in desperate need of assistance. Visit the exhibition to gain an understanding of the level of food insecurity caused by this economic famine iwm.org.uk/yemen

If you have seen the Tolkien movie this month and want to learn about the horrors and the heroism that inspired this fam...
01/06/2019

If you have seen the Tolkien movie this month and want to learn about the horrors and the heroism that inspired this famous author in the battle of the Somme. Read 'Tolkien and the Great War – The Threshold of Middle Earth' available now from the IWM North shop.

Meet the author Gary Bridson-Daly this Saturday 1 June at IWM North, where, along with veterans and singer SarahDennis, ...
31/05/2019

Meet the author Gary Bridson-Daly this Saturday 1 June at IWM North, where, along with veterans and singer Sarah
Dennis, he will be signing copies of his book, The Last Heroes in the shop from 11am.

Our new D-Day 75 range of gifts and books is now available to buy in IWM shops and online. http://ow.ly/XvKA50ummGJ
31/05/2019

Our new D-Day 75 range of gifts and books is now available to buy in IWM shops and online. http://ow.ly/XvKA50ummGJ

Meet the author John Sadler this Friday 31 May at IWM North, where he will be signing copies of D-Day -  The British Bea...
30/05/2019

Meet the author John Sadler this Friday 31 May at IWM North, where he will be signing copies of D-Day - The British Beach Landings from 11am in the shop.

This new richly illustrated book marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day from IWM. It reconstructs the historic lan...
29/05/2019

This new richly illustrated book marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day from IWM. It reconstructs the historic landings and the subsequent battle for a foothold in Normandy through artefacts, documents, photographs, and art. Available now http://ow.ly/MCVv50umlxW

Between 27 May and 4 June 1944, over 338,000 Allied soldiers were rescued on the beaches of Dunkirk. Here, evacuated tro...
27/05/2019

Between 27 May and 4 June 1944, over 338,000 Allied soldiers were rescued on the beaches of Dunkirk. Here, evacuated troops enjoy much-needed tea and refreshments at Addison Road station in London.

Discover more photographs from the evacuation of Dunkirk: http://ow.ly/Ih4G50unn5u

© IWM (H 1632)

Over the Bank Holiday, visit the UK’s first exhibition to examine the crisis in Yemen at IWM North. http://ow.ly/uM4B50u...
24/05/2019

Over the Bank Holiday, visit the UK’s first exhibition to examine the crisis in Yemen at IWM North. http://ow.ly/uM4B50uob4i #InsideYemenCrisis

From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped the Second World War...
23/05/2019

From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped the Second World War. New from Puffin Books and IWM, this book will inspire young readers with tales from the past this half term. http://ow.ly/NxTG50umjr0

Visit IWM North to see the newest picture show: 'Life on the Line: with extracts from Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Gro...
22/05/2019

Visit IWM North to see the newest picture show: 'Life on the Line: with extracts from Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old' which won Innovation of the Year award at the Museums and Heritage Awards last week. Screened daily at 2pm in our immersive 360 degree exhibition space.

Women’s roles during historic conflict did not just extend to munitions, transport and mining – but to creative and docu...
22/05/2019

Women’s roles during historic conflict did not just extend to munitions, transport and mining – but to creative and documentary pursuits too. Mrs Albert Broom here displays her camera and photographs at the Women’s War Work Exhibition in May 1916. http://ow.ly/dDll50umgHL

As conflict pushes food prices beyond the means of most people in Yemen. Almost ten million people are suffering from ex...
21/05/2019

As conflict pushes food prices beyond the means of most people in Yemen. Almost ten million people are suffering from extreme hunger right now. Visit new exhibition at #IWMNorth and witness the cost of this heart-breaking conflict. #InsideYemenCrisis iwm.org.uk/yemen

Open now at  IWM North - Yemen: Inside a Crisis, explores how this man-made crisis has affected Yemeni people, through o...
18/05/2019

Open now at IWM North - Yemen: Inside a Crisis, explores how this man-made crisis has affected Yemeni people, through objects, photographs and personal stories of conflict.iwm.org.uk/yemen

17/05/2019

Conflict in Yemen has pushed food prices beyond the means of most people. Nearly 10 million people are suffering from extreme hunger.

Did you see our unaffordable vending machine in Manchester Piccadilly Station? Discover the exhibition behind it. #InsideYemenCrisis is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Now open at IWM North.
http://bit.ly/2DNlFGt

After four years of persistent fighting the conflict in Yemen is ever more bloody with attempts to reach a political set...
17/05/2019

After four years of persistent fighting the conflict in Yemen is ever more bloody with attempts to reach a political settlement increasingly complex. This man-made humanitarian crisis has left 80% of Yemen’s men, women and children in desperate need of help. Read more: http://ow.ly/28wb50ug8G4
#InsideYemenCrisis

Opening today at IWM North - Yemen: Inside a Crisis, exploring how this man-made crisis has affected Yemeni people, thro...
17/05/2019

Opening today at IWM North - Yemen: Inside a Crisis, exploring how this man-made crisis has affected Yemeni people, through objects, photographs and personal stories of conflict. iwm.org.uk/yemen

Our new IWM North exhibition exploring the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen opens tomorrow. Follow our ...
16/05/2019

Our new IWM North exhibition exploring the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen opens tomorrow. Follow our social channels tonight to find out more about #InsideYemenCrisis.

Yemen: Inside a Crisis opens in two days at IWM North and is running until 26 January 2020. The exhibition gives insight...
15/05/2019

Yemen: Inside a Crisis opens in two days at IWM North and is running until 26 January 2020. The exhibition gives insight into the realities faced by Yemenis every day, as well as their incredible resilience. www.iwm.org.uk/yemen

13/05/2019
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IWMinstalled an ‘unaffordable’ vending machine at Manchester Piccadilly station last week to reflect the inflated food prices people in Yemen face.

Yemen: Inside a Crisis, the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis, opens on 17 May at IWM North.

See That's TV Manchester's report the vending machine and hear more about the issues the exhibition explores.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2216165028462823

Our latest Big Picture Show, ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’ screens daily...
13/05/2019

Our latest Big Picture Show, ‘Life on the Line: with footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old’ screens daily at 2pm. An immersive 360 degree projection experience: a new perspective on a powerful story. http://ow.ly/BeCw30oxbUp

The Soviet blockade of Berlin ended #OTD in 1949. Learn more about the Berlin Airlift, which at its peak saw aircraft la...
12/05/2019

The Soviet blockade of Berlin ended #OTD in 1949. Learn more about the Berlin Airlift, which at its peak saw aircraft landing at three-minute intervals: http://ow.ly/jzi030oxbMb

One week until the exhibition Yemen: Inside a Crisis opens at IWM North. The conflict has tipped the nation into an econ...
10/05/2019

One week until the exhibition Yemen: Inside a Crisis opens at IWM North. The conflict has tipped the nation into an economic tailspin, destroying livelihoods and driving up food prices. Visit the exhibition to gain an understanding of how conflict has affected the people of Yemen. www.iwm.org.uk/Yemen

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The Quays, Trafford Wharf Rd
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M17 1TZ

The nearest Metrolink stations to IWM North are MediaCityUK or Harbour City. Trams run direct from Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate-Castlefield and St Peter's Square. Visit our website for further transport information, http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north

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