The main exhibition space is home to a wealth of artefacts, documents, artworks and objects displayed around a timeline from 1914 to the present day. Highlights include a Harrier Jump Jet, a T34 Russian Tank and a piece of the Twin Towers, which acts as a powerful reminder of the human cost of conflict.
|Twin Towers Steelwork|
This half term marks the launch of a major new exhibition Once Upon A Wartime which explores five much loved children's books about war. The interactive and dynamic celebration of storytelling includes special guests, creative activities and performances. Like the rest of the museum, the exhibition is completely free!
Moving tales of loyalty, separation, excitement, survival and identity are brought to life. Adults and children can find out about the true events that inspired these powerful stories. We can climb inside the pages and discover the stories with hands on displays that are both fun and educational.
The five books are Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse', Nina Bawden's 'Carrie's War', Robert Westall's 'The Machine Gunners', Ian Serrailier's 'The Silver Sword' and Bernard Ashley's 'Little Soldier'. With books to read, things to handle, hideouts to sit in, tunnels to crawl through and weights to pull, you are immersed in the world of the stories.
|The Machine Gunners Fortress|
|Crawling through the Tunnel.|
|Hepzibah's Kitchen from Carrie's War|
|Pulling weights like a War Horse|
|Reading the Books.|
From 1-4pm throughout the holidays the museum has a children's craft and storytelling activity which takes place in the purpose built Learning Studio. With a range of toys for even the littlest visitors, the activity session is suitable for all ages. It is a fantastic facility for families. My girls enjoyed a story about the experiences of a girl in the Land Army in WW2. They also made a lovely keepsake book box. Meanwhile Freddy played with traditional wooden toys.
|The Lift Up The Air Shard|
|Salford Quays in The Fog|
Pay and display car parking is available and there is a lovely restaurant with panoramic views of the quays plus a very well stocked shop selling a selection of books, toys, T-Shirts, posters etc.