Conferences at the Imperial War Museum North

One of Manchester's most unique conference and events venues the IWM North is situated on The Quays. Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, IWM North is a remarkable venue with a range of spaces. Using state-of-the-art technology, IWM North’s cutting edge 360 degree digital projection system will create a theme which is on brand for your event. The venue also has a range of items on display in the corporate hire areas, from a Harrier Jump-Jet to a WW2 tank. Offering comfort and style, choose from the modern WaterShard conference spaces for breakfast meetings, conferences, presentations and lunches. IWM North is one of the most iconic and impressive venues in the UK and has recently been named as one of the top four large attractions in the country.


Main Exhibition Space

The stunning exhibition space the Imperial War Museum North is one of Manchester's pre-eminent conference venues. Featuring the 360° Big Picture Show, which can create a stunning backdrop and digital wallpapers to complement and enhance conferences, seminars, presentations and lectures.

The entrance to the Exhibition Space is dominated by a AV-8A Harrier Jump-Jet. Once your guests are inside they have access to the historical timeline displays, which include a British WW2 Matilda tank and a 13-pounder field gun which fired the first British rounds of WW1. An event at this venue is one that will not be forgotten! 

Capacities - 300 Theatre


The Watershard 

Opened in June 2017, the WaterShard provides dedicated private event spaces with state of the art AV technology, air conditioning and stunning views of The Quays and MediaCityUK. This flexible spaces offer a range of options for up to 120 delegates. There are three spaces which can be hired individually or combined for a larger conference space.

There is onsite catering for lunch, tea and coffee during the day and afternoon refreshments. You will also have access to Museum Exhibitions and viewing of 360 degree audio visual show.

Facilities: LED screen and lighting, flipchart with pad and pens, blackout facilities, built in PA system, lectern and microphone, high speed Wi-Fi.

The Watershard 1 & 2

Capacities - 42 Boardroom, 120 Theatre

The Watershard 1

Capacities - 36 Boardroom, 61 Theatre

The Watershard 2

Capacities - 24 Boardroom, 51 Theatre

The Watershard 3

Capacities - 20 Boardroom, 40 Theatre

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