I thought I would share my photos from today's visit to Salford Quays, despite this not really being a location for boots or paws. I am hoping to put together a couple of pages from the visit, this one concentrates on the Imperial War Museum North. For page two click here. You can reach Salford Quays by train, tram or bus from Manchester City Centre, or by car, following signs from the M602 motorway, leaving at junction 2. For a map of the area click here.

The museum is free to enjoy, but donations are welcome. The architecture in the area is very modern, the building that houses the museum, (centre photo) was designed by Daniel Libeskind. To visit the website of the museum for more details, including opening hours, click on this link www.iwm.org.uk/north
Photos left and centre are from 'The Big Picture'. The shows which we catch are entitled 'Why War?' and 'Weapons of War'. Right photo features one of the five large exhibits, a Dennis Fire Trailer Pump.
Another of the large exhibits centre photo above is a T34 Tank. Right photo shows the high viewing platform with superb views across Manchester, (photos to follow in page 2) It is a bit of a trek up the stairs to the viewing area but well worth it. If you do visit, take my advice though, and don't look down through the floor grid, it's a bit scary!
More views from the main exhibition hall, on the right the third of the main exhibits, a AV8A Harrier plane.
You may just be able to make out the fourth of the large exhibits, a Royal Horse Artillery 'E' Battery 13-Pounder Field Gun in the photo on the left above (centre of photo). The fifth large exhibit, not photographed, was a Trabant Estate Car. Right photo the spectacular architecture of the museum, a view in the fading light from across the other side of the Manchester Ship Canal.


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