IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums
IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, is a different kind of museum, showing how war shapes lives. It tackles the themes of war and conflict in innovative ways, using the sound, photography and film archives of IWM to great effect. It explains the way conflict has affected all of our lives.
With free entry and daily family activities, such as Timestacks object handling sessions and Action Stations, IWM North has won more than 30 awards and welcomed almost 3 million visitors in its first decade.Designed by internationally-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the building's iconic structure was inspired by the idea of a world shattered by conflict. The building was the first in the UK to be designed by Libeskind and, with The Lowry and the arrival of MediaCityUK, has contributed to the regeneration of The Quays area, creating a world class visitor destination for the 21st century.