Imperial War Museum, North

Imperial War Museums


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.
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Contact details

Imperial War Museum, North Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, North West, M17 1TZ
Phone: 020 7416 5000

Standing and Queueing

Seating is available throughout the building.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
IWM North is fully accessible by wheelchair. Six manual wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge (subject to availability). There are lifts to all floors.

Please be aware that the building has been designed to encourage visitors to consider the confusion experienced during conflict. As a result, the floor of the main exhibition area has a gentle slope and visitors with mobility issues may wish to take extra care in this area. There are also different lighting levels over two floors.

Short Distances

Short distance
16 designated parking bays for people with disabilities. Please note charges apply to all parking.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are on the ground floor.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
A warm welcome to Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs. Water bowls can be provided at the café on the ground floor.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Large print transcripts of exhibition interpretation for the Main Exhibitions Space can be found next to the display cases and at the entrance of the Special Exhibitions Gallery.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Subtitles are shown on all audio-visual presentations, including the Big Picture Show.
Induction loop systems are in place at the Information Desk, Shop counter, and Libeskind Rooms.