Imperial War Museum North

Local nameImperial War Museum North
LocationSalford, UK

Imperial War Museum North is a museum in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. One of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, it explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is the first branch of the Imperial War Museum to be located in the north of England. 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 area is now home to the Lowry cultural centre and the MediaCityUK development, which stand opposite the museum at Salford Quays.

The museum building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and opened in July 2002, receiving 470,000 visitors in its first year of opening. It was recognised with awards or prize nominations for its architecture and is a prime example of Deconstructivist architecture.

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Opening hours

Open daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

Closed: Dec 24 - 26


Free entry.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +44 161 836 4000

Address The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ, UK

Coordinates 53°28'10.962" N -2°17'55.714" E

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