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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
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+44 161 836 4000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...

Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums

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Fashion on the Ration: VERY Special Exhibition

An insightful, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring exploration into the resourcefulness and creativity it took to keep Brits looking good in wartime! It was a treat to see some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annette J
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An insightful, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring exploration into the resourcefulness and creativity it took to keep Brits looking good in wartime! It was a treat to see some marvellously inventive 'make do & mend' craftings, alongside some striking transformations including a stunning floor-length dress/coat fashioned from a shawl and a cheeky bra & pantie set sewn from silk war maps! Among... More 

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cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad and i visited the museum in March . Neither of us had been there before and as both of us have a very keen interest in all things military we thought it would make for a a good day out. The building itself is a wonderful peice of architecture however it's small size is it's downfall. After thinking... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For all ages, this is definitely an interesting place to wander around. Lots of detailed displays, friendly staff and volunteers. There is a shop and clean toilets. The cafe is over priced. Have to pay to park and although advertised as free admission there is the 'oligatory' donation as it is a charity. We all learnt something about our history... More 

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Windham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent museum for all ages. The staff are great, exhibits are interesting and very informative with hands on activities too. This is a great location with easy access at the Salford Quays. Good for a couple of hour visit. FREE entry and a cafe!

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Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Imperial War Museum a few times when taking a trip to Salford Quays. I absolutely love the rich history in this place. The exhibitions are fabulous, with all collections visable. The old cars, planes and bombs, etc are incredible. There are lots of information points explaining the item and the dates. If you love learning about... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The films are on the hour are well worth watching, i saw the title of the one we would see and it was not a subject matter i thought i would enjoy but the way in which they are done are brilliant and very engaging. Love all the social history aspects.

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Thank Sarah W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The imperial war museum is an impressive looking building in Salford Quays and the exhibition did not disappoint. It is not a huge museum, but they have some very interesting exhibits and original ways of displaying them. We all thoroughly enjoyed our 2-3 hour visit. The cafe was also very good.

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Thank Robin E
Worsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took the grandchildren today hoping for a good day out. Admission is free, the building is impressive, the contents not so. The place is very dark and the exhibits look like ones that the London IWM hadn't got room for. The main items were two Russian tanks, NO british tanks or even a British army vehicle... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went specifically to see the "Fashion on Ration" exhibition, and were not disappointed. My 12 year old read every single word - unheard of, but took ages!!!! - so it did hold her interest well. The main hall is essentially a history of wars & warfare from WW1 to the present day - and whilst very well presented and... More 

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London
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is housed in a modern, iconic building in the Salford Quays area. There are several nearby tram stops, with MediaCity UK probably being the closest. I paid for the Fashion on the Ration exhibition which was a fascinating insight to clothing and dress during the Second World War. Many items of apparel were rationed. Trouser turn ups were... More 

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