Imperial War Museum North - Manchester, UK
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Quick Description: This ultra modern building is one of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, it explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 2:54:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMMC0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The multi-award winning IWM North opened on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal on 5 July 2002 and has since welcomed over 3 million visitors. It is the youngest of IWM’s five branches and the first outside the south-east of England.

It is the first UK building to be designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Clad in aluminium, the landmark building is a visionary symbol of the effects of war. The design is based on the concept of a world shattered by conflict, a fragmented globe reassembled in three interlocking shards. These shards represent conflict on land, water and in the air.

Since opening:

We have won nearly 30 awards

We have held 41 special exhibitions

We have run over 5,500 object handling sessions

Over 600,000 visitors have had at least a 10-minute learning experience with a member of our staff

Over 100 members from across the northern regions have joined Veterans North, from Second World War veterans to those who served in more recent conflicts" link

As part of a national museum, Imperial War Museum North is financed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and by self-generated income. Admission is free.

The address of the museum is

IWM North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
M17 1TZ
Opening hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm, last admission 4:30pm. Closed 24, 25 and 26 December

Open all year: Except for some holidays

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Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]

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