It’s an important, and pretty moving place. As someone else has mentioned, it’s got a pretty impressive ‘full immersion’ audio/visual exhibit that takes over the whole interior every 30 minutes…
However, the building is the real star. Manchester has got some fantastic Victorian architecture, some pretty shitty 70’s buildings and lately (post 2000), some truly awful ‘architect-less’ residential buildings by opportunist property developers.
So it’s fantastic that we’ve got a real modern classic – the interior treatment is as interesting as the external…get and see it.
For what it’s worth, I think the Lowry centre opposite is appalling, but it’s got a fabulous, chidlike interior (clashing purples and oranges, stairs popping out of walls etc.over 7 years ago