IWM North


Located in the cultural heart of The Quays, MediaCityUK, IWM North’s extraordinary spaces offer exceptional possibilities for entertaining and our award-winning approach to event-creation has positioned the museum as one of the leading venues in the city-region

Working with our technical team you can create your own big picture show. These bespoke digital wallpapers are digitally mastered and developed around any theme you choose. Unique to IWM North, these cinematic experiences provide a spectacular backdrop to any event. Our head chef Tony Pickup has created a range of reception and fine dining seasonal menus using the finest seasonal ingredients. For over ten years Tony and his team at the museum have earned a reputation for creating


Boardroom 40
Theatre style 120
Cabaret style 70
Receptions 500
Dinner/Dance 300
No. of rooms/spaces 2
Christmas Parties Yes
Wedding License No


0161 836 4032



IWM North, 
The Quays
, Trafford Wharf Road
, Trafford Park
, Manchester, M17 1TZ


Named after the museum’s visionary architect Daniel Libeskind, the Libeskind Rooms provide a versatile space for daytime hire. We offer complimentary car parking and the room has an inbuilt with screen, projector and PA system. The WaterShard Café & Kitchen provides a light and airy space for guests to take a break throughout the day or during lunchtime.

We offer exclusive hire of the Museum for evening events. The Main Exhibition Space can hold up to 320 for a seated dinner and 700 for a standing reception. Our digital technology means that you can bespoke your event through the use of our digital screens. These bespoke digital wallpapers provide a spectacular backdrop to any event.