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We are the award-winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums. We share powerful personal stories of conflict from the First World War to the present-day.
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IWM North Jan 16
There's one month to go until the opening of our season, exploring the origins, escalations and human impact of the ongoing Syria conflict Image: © Sergey Ponomarev for the New York Times Homs, Syria, 15 June 2014 Assad’s Syria (2013-2014)
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IWM North Jan 15
For , so we are sharing some morale boosting items from our collections. This photo shows singer Gracie Fields meeting British troops in France in April 1940. She handed out cups of tea and found time to share a joke with the men.
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IWM North Jan 10
We are sad to hear of the passing of Second World War veteran Thomas Boardman, who shared his experiences as a POW with the IWM team and our visitors. During his time in captivity he helped fellow prisoners to keep going by using the materials available to him to build a Ukulele.
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IWM North Jan 8
It's not long until we open our Syria: A Conflict Explored season of exhibitions and events, reflecting upon the ongoing conflict in Syria. Opens 16 February. Find out more:
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IWM North Jan 5
The field gun in our Main Exhibition Space fired the first British round of the First World War. Damage from its time in combat is still visible today. Visit the museum and explore the everyday and exceptional objects that tell the story of war
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IWM North Jan 3
Discover personal stories of life on the home and fighting fronts in our powerful and poignant Big Picture Show
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IWM North Jan 2
Teachers! Looking for something new and different for your students? Our We Were There sessions for KS2 and KS3 offer students a unique opportunity to talk to veterans and eyewitnesses about their personal experiences of conflict:
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IWM North Jan 1
No pressure! The cooks on board HMS Ranee had an audience in the galley while icing cakes for the ship’s Christmas and New Year celebrations in 1944.
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IWM North Jan 1
New year’s resolution to see more art and culture? What better way to start than by catching our major exhibition Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War before it closes today:
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IWM North Dec 31
Singing Auld Lang Syne like the company of HMS Victorious? Happy New Year from everyone at IWM! We wish you all the best in 2018!
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IWM North Dec 31
The countdown to 2018 is on, but the clock is also ticking for your last chance to visit our exhibition before it closes tomorrow! Don’t miss out on exploring the story of one of the most radical forces in twentieth century British art:
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IWM North Dec 29
Don’t miss out on the largest UK retrospective of ’ work to date. Our landmark exhibition Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War is in its final weeks. Book your tickets now:
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IWM North Dec 27
We’re open over the festive period so why not visit Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War before it closes on 1 January? The exhibition marks the 60th anniversary of ’ death and the centenary of his commission as an official war artist in 1917:
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IWM North Dec 26
Happy Boxing Day! Pantomime season traditionally starts today, and during the Second World War this was no exception. Here, you can see a group of Wrens from the Women's Royal Naval Service who teamed up to perform a pantomime. We're closed today, but open again tomorrow!
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IWM North Dec 25
Time for cake? This magnificent spread of iced Christmas cakes was produced by the cooks on board HMS King George V during the Second World War.
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IWM North Dec 25
Merry Christmas! We're closed until 27 December for the holidays, but you can still explore online. Hear how people celebrated Christmas during the First World War:
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IWM North Dec 24
Listen to the Breakfast Show to hear Gunner Thomas George Edgerton’s memoir of Christmas 1917 in Palestine. Learn more:
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IWM North Dec 24
in 1943, a sailor on board HMS King George V enjoyed a cup of tea on Christmas Eve and used a cake decoration as an improvised party hat!
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IWM North Dec 24
Happy ! We're closed until 27 December for the holidays, but why not visit us online? Discover how Christmas was celebrated during the Second World War:
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IWM North Dec 23
“A Happy Xmas, yes, but we didn’t see Father Xmas come down the chimney with a big bag of toys, or any presents on his back…we went into the line on 22nd Dec” Tune in to Breakfast to hear Private A W Lewis’ account of Christmas 1917. Learn more:
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