Imperial War Museum NorthFree: All time

One of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, The IWM North explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940. The museum building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and was recognised for its impressive architecture. The museum’s content do not pale in comparison either. It  features a permanent exhibition of chronological and thematic displays, supported by hourly audiovisual presentations which are projected throughout the gallery space.

Address: Quay West, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1TZ
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 5pm
Direction: Tram to MediaCityUK or Harbour City Stop; Bus No. 250 or X50 to Trafford Centre Stop, No. 50 to MediaCityUK Stop
Phone: +44 161 836 4000
Website: www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north

Photo credit: Imperial War Museum North