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Imperial War Museum North

Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Interesting, could be better though

We were a little disappointed at the exhibits here. Seemed a random selection of items in no... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2014
Anita J
Parbold, United Kingdom
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Good for children

The museum is well sited with plenty of parking and other things to do. The museum is meant to... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2014
Phil J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
+44 161 836 4000
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were a little disappointed at the exhibits here. Seemed a random selection of items in no particular order. I would have liked to see displays in chronological order to demonstrate the evolution of equipment, etc. Nothing much from modern day British warfare, seen much...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The museum is well sited with plenty of parking and other things to do. The museum is meant to provide lots of "hands on" interactive pieces for children, and is enough to give them a flavour of Britain at war since WW1. The more serious...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We visit this museum frequently, as it's location is convenient. The permanent exhibition is limited but mildly interesting, though the special ones are sometimes uneventful or politically skewed. The staff are friendly and helpful. The catering minimal, though there are other eating establishments in the...More

Thank RossManchester
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Compared with other museums and particularly the war museum in Lambeth this is a very poor relation. Few exhibits of any interest they seem to focus on the 'ethereal' aspect, whatever that is. It's not worth the entry fee (It' free by the way!)

Thank Sueandandywilson
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My husband loves history so has wanted to visit for a long time, we weren't disappointed. We found the topics interesting and well displayed. The film shows in the main hall were querky but interesting and well put across. Horrible histories has certainly helped make...More

Thank alisonh123
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This quirky building really fits in well with the rest of Salford Quays. The design represents the chaos of war and the chaos is echoed inside - without the helpful guides one could wander round and miss some of the excellent and thought provoking displays....More

Thank sum-10
Reviewed 18 April 2014

its kind of amazing to see this war museum, and lot to learn. At least one every person should see this

Thank Lahiru22
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I have been to the Imperial War Museum several times and always enjoyed it. It is easy to park nearby, easy to reach by most forms of transport. Each time I go I notice something different, there are interactive exhibits, informative displays and some great...More

Thank Denoruk
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Very good museum for someone like myself deeply interested in the 2 World Wars. Seems very much underfunded in comparison to Imperial War Museum in London

Thank Mid-Ulster
Reviewed 17 April 2014

we took friends here who were visiting from Derbyshire and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There are very good exhibits and the building is spacious and has very good faciclities. It is close to the Lowry theatre and art centre and all of its facilities...More

Thank dishylady2013
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What time does the car park open? Can I park before the museum actually opens at 10am?
15 May 2017|
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Response from kelwells | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure as caught the tram
Jenny B
What are the opening times
14 April 2017|
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Response from Olliebot | Reviewed this property |
They've got a website with all details on.
Is there free wi-fi at the museum?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Lin M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know