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Imperial War Museum North

Purpose-built to tell powerful personal stories of war, IWM North delivers immersive experiences in an extraordinary exhibition space.

Walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day. Explore a vast collection of over 2,000 objects, each one with the power to move, surprise, inspire and change your perspective – from the First World War field gun that fired the opening British round on the Western Front, to the twisted rust-ridden steelwork retrieved from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. Immerse yourself in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Shows that bring a broad range of stories into powerful focus, reflecting not only on the immediate effects of war, but also on what happens when the guns stop firing.

This is a place where every object on display, every contemporary work of art and every special exhibition is designed to live long in the memory. This is IWM North.