Imperial War Museum of the North, Salford
Imperial War Museum of the North is one of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, it explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is the first branch of the Imperial War Museum to be located in the north of England.
The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940.
The area is now home to the Lowry cultural centre and the MediaCityUK development, which stand opposite the museum at Salford Quays.