Imperial War Museum North

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Surely Manchester's most striking building of the past decade, the brain-boggling design of the museum is based on star architect Daniel Libeskind's concept of a shattered globe (representing the world divided by conflict). Inside, floors and walls gently slope and disorient museumgoers. More a museum of peace than a museum of war, the place works hard at being an entertaining and educational multimedia-led venue.

Its permanent displays, which include artillery, audio-visual shows and hands-on exhibits, are supplemented by temporary shows, such as 2011's 'War Correspondent', the UK's largest ever exhibition about wartime journalism. A new quayside entrance, seating and outdoor performance area has been created to mark the opening of Media City (it meets the footbridge that now connects the two). The tower offers an impressive, if vertiginous, view.

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Imperial War Museum North details

Address
The Quays,
Trafford Wharf Road,
M17 1TZ

Area South Manchester

Transport Metrolink Media City, or bus 205

Telephone 161 836 4000

Imperial War Museum North website

Open Summer 10am-6pm daily. Winter 10am-5pm daily

Admission free. Air Shard £1.20

Imperial War Museum North map

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