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IWM North

Main Exhibition Space

Manchester United Football Ground (1.0 km)700

The main exhibition space with its soaring ceiling and floor that follows the curvature of the earth is complimented by our rich, vast and diverse collection. Made up of both the everyday and the exceptional our collection tells the stories of people from all walks of life.

The most remembered part of any visit to IWM North is the Big Picture Show. Our 360-degree cinematic experience provides a spectacular backdrop for dinners. For even greater impact we can create your own big picture show, which your guests can experience during the event making this one of the best venues in Manchester for corporate events.

The Main Exhibition Space is located close to the Special Exhibition Gallery where guests can privately view international-class exhibitions on changing themes throughout the year.

Key information:

  • Dinner 320 people
  • Theatre Style: 300 people
  • Standing Reception: 700 people

Great for

  • Conference
  • Meeting workshop
  • Presentation
  • Private dining
  • Private parties


  • Breakout SpacesBreakout Spaces
  • TV/ProjectorTV/Projector
  • Whiteboards/FlipchartsWhiteboards/Flipcharts


  • Cabaret LayoutCabaret: 320
  • Seating LayoutSeated: 320
  • Standing LayoutStanding: 700
  • Theatre LayoutTheatre: 300


Manchester United Football Ground (1.0 km)

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