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Location address: United Kingdom, Trafford, Trafford
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Imperial War Museum North (sometimes referred to as IWM 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. The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940. The area is now home to the Lowry cultural centre and the MediaCityUK development, which stand opposite the museum at Salford Quays.
The Imperial War Museum North is a war museum. Located in an historically impoverished area, the museum is world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind’s first building in Britain. Opened on 5 July 2002, it is one of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, and the first outside of southeast England.
The Quays, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Greater Manchester M17 1TZ, England