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10 December 2012

Rather English - Visit the Imperial War Museum North

Situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford, the Imperial War Museum North opened in 2002 to complement the Museum's other operations in Duxford and London.

The Museum's distinctive building is clad in aluminium and designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, and entry is free, attracting more than 2.5 million visitors over the decade since its opening. Your author found the experience every bit as informative as a visit to its 92 year old southern sister, with the added benefit of being situated in a purpose-built space which is used very well.

For more, see http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north
^Picture © Gavin Llewellyn used under a Creative Commons license^

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  1. What is the aluminium material and shape modelled on?

    I have not been to this Manchester Museum, but I would be very keen to see the International Brigade collection from the Spanish Civil war. Apart from a real interest in that era, I also have a close family connection.

  2. We really loved the architecture and inside of this museum. Also the museum has a café with waterside view.