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A fascinating historical museum !

It's well worth visiting this museum. This place is absolutely captivating ! If you like History... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Samuelducks
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Martigny, Switzerland
War Museum

Took the opportunity to visit when in Manchester with my daughter and her 3 children. The oldest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert D
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Trafford Wharf Road | The Quays, Stretford M17 1TZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's well worth visiting this museum. This place is absolutely captivating ! If you like History, this is "The" museum for you. There is a lot of historical pictures and objects that are very interesting. I think that ages from 10 up will probably enjoy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Samuelducks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the opportunity to visit when in Manchester with my daughter and her 3 children. The oldest 10 was studying the 2nd world war in school so found it very interesting. The children really enjoyed the interactive bits in particular. Lunch in the museum was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As the title says.A wonderful place to visit when you travel to Manchester. Apart from the high quantity of arms, devices, uniforms and artifacts used in wars where the British army was involved there are also many videos projected on the walls of the museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the local hotel we decided to take a look around and came across this War Museum. We were well impressed of how informative this establishment was with all it's photos, films, costumes, memrobillias, etc of both the World Wars. There is plenty to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a stuffy old museum, surprisingly enjoyable for all ages. Visited with grandparents and my two 8yr old children. We all found the exhibits and war stories very interesting. My children particularly enjoyed trying on the army clothes and gun belts. The staff were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 988lesleyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

IWM North showed a strong chronological sequence which was easy to follow. Some of the numbering for items in the display cases could be better. Cafe sold very little. Shop rather disappointing. As an intro to history of warfare since WW1 it was ok. Displayssuch...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cuxton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to visit for ages . Finally visited and we weren’t disappointed . Very interesting , some good exhibits . I found it difficult to read some of the information as the museum is quite dark inside which helps with the atmosphere and my...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum early March and while it's a striking building the content does not provide what I thought an immersive museum is experience should be. The entrance is very accessible and there is a shop and a cafe which serves cakes and soup/snacks. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank philj283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a couple of hours of your time in Manchester. It’s a lovely contemporary building with some excellent displays. If you follow the ‘route’ you will go through a journey of conflict from WW1 onwards to the present. Although the main space...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AR-Greenwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to see the 'Lest We Forget' exhibition and it did not disappoint. Very informative and emotional from many different points of view. Everything paid tribute to those to whom we owe so much !

Date of experience: February 2019
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toria144
20 October 2018|
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Response from 225Jzy | Reviewed this property |
To view properly, a fulĺ day. Depends on how interested you are in the subject. My husband is ex forces so was very interested and felt he could have spent more time there. For me, half a day was enough.
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toria144
20 October 2018|
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Response from kathyh675 | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in a couple of hours. Depends on how long you take looking at things!
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cindyshop21
15 September 2018|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to just turn up but I would contact the museum directly to confirm.
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