Imperial War Museum Manchester, IWMN Building Salford, Architect, Trafford Park Development Photos

Imperial War Museum North : IWMN Manchester

Trafford Park Building, England, UK: Salford visitor attraction design by Studio Libeskind Architects

12 Aug 2006

Imperial War Museum Manchester

Date built: 1997-2002

Design: Studio Libeskind Architects

Imperial War Museum North building

Imperial War Museum Manchester, IWMN


Location: Trafford Wharf Road, Salford Quays, near Manchester, northwest England

IWMN Building Salford IWMN Salford Building
photos © Adrian Welch

Address: The Quays, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Manchester, England, UK

Imperial War Museum Manchester
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IWMN Salford Imperial War Museum Trafford Park Imperial War Museum Trafford Wharf
photos © Adrian Welch

Architect Daniel Libeskind

Imperial War Museum North : External Spaces Shortlist Announced
Imperial War Museum Trafford

Imperial War Museum North : Open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm (Nov to Feb 10am – 5pm) with free admission. The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ (close to Harbour City Metrolink and Junction 9 of the M60)
T : 0161 836 4000 E : [email protected]

Imperial War Museum North, which opened to visitors on 5 July 2002, has fast become one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Northwest, already receiving over 1,700,000 visitors. It is on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford, in a spectacular award-winning building designed by the internationally renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind.

The Museum tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914. It is the 5th branch of the Imperial War Museum and the first outside the Southeast of England.

IWMN Salford – Daniel Libeskind Manchester building – more photos:

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IWMN was recently named one of the top 10 English buildings of the last 100 years in the 2008 Rough Guide and voted one of the top 3 Large Visitor Attractions in England (Silver Award at Visit Britain’s Excellence in England Awards 2007)

Other notable awards include a Special Commendation (second-only to First Prize) in the European Museum of the Year Awards 2004 and Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2006 in the Greater Manchester Tourism Awards and the Northwest Tourism Awards. The Museum has also been a finalist in the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.

IWMN Salford Studio Libeskind Building in Manchester Manchester Museum Building IWMN Manchester
photos © Adrian Welch

Building photos

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photos © Adrian Welch

IWMN Trafford Park images available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Location: The Quays, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Location: Manchester, Northwest England Property, UK

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Opposite the Imperial War Museum North is The Quays incl. the Lowry Centre building, Salford

Salford Quays

Museum Buildings

Lowry Centre Salford

Selfridges Manchester

Manchester United Building – close by to the south: Old Trafford


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Grand Canal Square Dublin

Northwest England Architectural Designs

Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
Architects: Pascall and Watson
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
photo courtesy of Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building

New City Centre Campus
Design: Bond Bryan & SimpsonHaugh
Manchester College Building: City Centre Campus
image courtesy of architects
The Manchester College City Centre Campus

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