The Imperial War Museum in Manchester is the northern-most and one of the most recent branches of the Imperial War Museum. It is situated in Trafford, Greater Manchester, in a canal-side area that once hosted a to both world war efforts important industrial centre.  Since it first opened in 2002 it has hosted exhibitions covering international conflicts in general –and those involving Britain and the Commonwealth in particular — from the First World War to present-day disputes.

The Manchester branch of the Imperial War Museum consists of three main areas that are linked together by a passageway. The entrance hall is one of these areas. The second one, which is also the main exhibition hall, features a permanent exhibition of which tanks, cannons and other war relics are the main attraction. These artefacts aside smaller items are also on display in this part of the museum. The second, smaller gallery is reserved for temporary exhibitions, though on top of that the walkway that takes visitors from one part of the museum to another is occasionally used for smaller displays, such as photo-based art. The third part of the museum hosts a cafe with a view of the nearby Manchester Ship Canal.

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