IWM North's unique purpose-built exhibition space gives a powerful voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.
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 and inspire – 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. And immerse yourself in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Shows that bring a broad range of perspectives into poignant 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.
Keep the kids entertained and learning by picking up a free Family Trail booklet packed full of engaging activities. The trail encourages children to interact with our installations and teaches them about life during the First World War.