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IWM North, Exclusive Hire

Location pin

Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1TZ - 

  • Users

    Up to
    700 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Centrally located in Manchester and boasting a variety of unparalleled event spaces, the Imperial War Museum is available to hire for daytime and evening. The venue is perfect for events such as, executive meetings, conferences, and product launches to birthday parties, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, summer parties and wedding receptions.

IWM North’s extraordinary spaces offer exceptional possibilities for entertaining and our award-winning approach to event-creation has positioned the museum as one of the leading venues in the city-region.

Unique to IWM North is the Big Picture Show, an immersive cinematic experience that presents film, imagery and sound from our collections. Working with our technical team you can create your own big picture show. These bespoke digital wallpapers are digitally mastered and developed around any theme you choose and provide a spectacular backdrop to any event.

Income generated from venue hire helps us deliver our learning programmes, displays and exhibitions.

The venue has recently won two National Venue Awards including Most Historic Venue and Most Unusual/Unique Venue.

As one of the region's leading event venues, the entire Imperial War Museum is available to hire for spectacular private dining experiences. It offers a variety of exceptional spaces and its experienced events team can provide a seemingly limitless supply of innovative buffets, canapés, BBQs, party platters and sit-down meals to satisfy the most discerning of tastes.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 700

Theatre

Theatre

up to 520

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 80

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 70

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Tea

Tea

Disabled access

Disabled access

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Space rules

Cancellation policy

Subject to venue Terms & Conditions only.

Location

Reviews

  • BigBear in the Gym

    April 2024

    Very good atmosphere here. Lots to read, lots of information and so many artifacts from so many different wars. One thing I was surprised to see was a room dedicated to the wars in Ireland. That's something that was never taught about when I was in school, so I learned a lot about the brutality of the war over there. All together a great visit and highly recommended. Thank you for the displays.

  • Solomon Abu

    May 2024

    A fun place to visit. It’s free entry and there is a nice cafe at the ground floor to get a nice byte if you stay for long. I won’t post much pictures so I don’t give away any spoilers.

  • M.

    April 2024

    Easily accessible by Metrolink (streetcar), the museum is a 5-minute walk from the station. I visited on a day when admission was free. It traces the history of conflicts, including that of Northern Ireland. Some material on display, lots to read, a very interesting visit.

  • Tom

    April 2024

    I wouldn't put it as a must visit. But it's free entry and has quite a few interesting things to see and is definitely still worth a visit if you are in the area. But I wouldn't travel just to go there. I see lots of reviews on here saying that it's nothing compared to Duxford, and whilst I would agree, the price you pay to get in certainly reflects it. I think it would benefit from a few more exhibits and more interactive pieces and it would certainly make it a must visit in Manchester.