School trip to Imperial War Museum North
Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
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MAIN EXHIBITION SPACE
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.
POWERFUL AND POIGNANT 360° CINEMATIC DISPLAY
Immerse yourself in the award-winning 360-degree cinematic Big Picture Show that brings 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. Using surround sound, projected digital moving images and photographs, the Big Picture Show brings to life people’s experiences of war.
Recently upgraded to the latest HD technology, the Big Picture Show immerses you in the heart of the action and creates a moving sensory experience.
Shows are projected daily on the 27-foot-high walls of our Main Exhibition Space, each focusing on a different aspect of war.