An iconic venue in Manchester, IWM North offers a range of spaces for your party or corporate event. Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, Imperial War Museum North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.

This is a place where every object on display, every contemporary work of art and every exhibition is designed to live long in the memory.

Cafe at IWM North

We are proud to deliver outstanding events and catering provisions at this unique venue including IWM North Cafe. The contemporary cafe offers the best of British seasonal fare alongside tempting treats, barista-made coffee and refreshing beverages.

We believe that the cornerstone of good food is the quality of the ingredients. Our chefs value the importance of fresh, carefully sourced ingredients and really appreciate the abundance of quality produce Britain has to offer.

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T: 0161 836 4032
Meetings and Conferences

IWM North is a truly a unique event space for both corporate and private functions.

The WaterShard provides dedicated private event spaces with state of the art AV technology, air conditioning and stunning views of The Quays and MediaCityUK. The flexible spaces offer a range of options for daytime meetings for 2 to 120 delegates and can be used for evening networking or dinners for up to 100 guests.

As part of your event you can enjoy our latest major exhibition. Your guests can also view one of our award-winning big picture shows which play every hour on the hour.

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Dining and Receptions

Delight attendees with an event in IWM North's stunning Main Exhibition Space, featuring soaring ceilings and distinctive surroundings.

The most remembered part of any visit to IWM North is the Big Picture 360 degree HD cinematic experience, choose from our list of unique stocked images to offer a spectacular backdrop for your event.

The Main Exhibition Space is one of Manchester’s most impressive settings for evening conference dinners, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and receptions.

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Christmas Celebrations

IWM North is one of the most impressive Christmas party venues in Manchester. We are the only venue to offer a unique 360 degree cinematic experience featuring the spectacularly animated Santa’s Workshop or Winter Wonderland. Our exceptional event management team guarantees you an unforgettable experience.

Christmas Brochure

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Summer Parties and Al Fresco Events

Our Summer Party Package includes our HD 360 degree digital wallpaper system and a complimentary arrival prosecco or cocktail drinks reception on our Quayside!

Choose from either our high definition Enchanted Garden, Art Deco, Alice in Wonderland, Manchester City Skyline, Cuban or Summertime themes.

Summer Packages

BBQ Packages

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Mindful Meetings

Enhance your delegates experience with our new, healthy Ways to be Well mindful delegate package.

Our Ways to be Well programme can enhance your delegates wellbeing whilst supporting in delivering your strategic goals for your event.

Packages from £39.95
• Exclusive room hire of main meeting room
• Hydration station
• Unlimited tea and coffee, with morning and afternoon, treats to fuel the body and mind
• Lunch options - a selection of soup, sandwiches, mains, salads and desserts
• Wi-Fi, AV equipment and car parking
• Opportunity to explore the museum exhibitions

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Maximum capacity
Al fresco events