Exclusive Event Packages for Charity events in Manchester - IWM North

IWM North, is a registered charity and winner of two National Venue Awards; Most Historic Venue and Most Unusual and Unique venue, as well as a Business Tourism Award. Located in The Quays at MediaCityUK, the museum’s extraordinary spaces offer exceptional possibilities for charities to host their conferences and events in Manchester. We are delighted to offer discounted event packages exclusively for registered charities. IWM North can host evening dinners for up to 350 guests banqueting, 700 for standing buffet and reception and conferences, events and workshops for 120 guests. Our new Watershard event space overlooks MediaCityUK and the Quays with built in AV Technology.

IWM North is situated in the cultural heart of The Quays at MediaCityUK, the home of BBC North and ITV. Only a 10 minute taxi ride from the city centre and opposite the MediaCityUK tram stop, which runs from Piccadilly station, IWM North was designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The remarkable building is innovative and inspiring and within the striking, aluminium-clad structure, you will find a venue that is equally as stunning.

The iconic building, innovative and dynamic exhibitions create an environment perfect for dinners, drinks receptions, conferences and meetings and the award-winning HD Big Picture Show system will immerse your guests in a truly remarkable and unforgettable digital display. Our HD 360 degree wallpapers are an unforgettable experience for evening events and you can choose from pre-set themes such as Manchester Skyline, Art Deco, Enchanted Garden and Alice in Wonderland to name a few.

Complimentary onsite parking (160 spaces onsite) and close public transport links enable guests to reach us with ease.


We are proud to offer Registered Charities:      

  • 10% Charity Discount on Room Hire 
  • 10% Charity Discount on Catering Packages (food and beverage)
  • 10% Charity Discount off delegate/guest packages 
  • The offer of an Auction/Raffle prize to the charity event where relevant

Terms and conditions apply.


Our Charitable Status

IWM North is a registered educational charity.

IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums explores the impact of war on everyone involved, from the First World War to the present day. We bring the national collection to northern audiences and reveal the relevance of personal experiences of war and conflict to our lives today. The iconic building, innovative and dynamic exhibitions, use of digital media and public events explore how war shapes lives and inspire and encourage debate.

IWM raises over half of its operating budget from fundraising and commercial activities. The Conference & Events business at IWM North is vital to the continuing development of our work with diverse groups of people from across our community and beyond.


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