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Explore MediaCityUK & The Quays

Here you’ll find a wealth of world-class entertainment, leisure and cultural facilities making an ideal destination for a day out or weekend break.

Start your day with a visit to one of Britain's most celebrated museums, IWM North. Housed in the iconic award-winning Daniel Libeskind designed building, the free to enter museum features a range of exhibitions, tours and activities to consider all year round. The main exhibition space houses thousands of objects from a T34 Russian tank to a Harrier jump-jet and uses thought-provoking and innovative display techniques such as the Big Picture, a 360-degree cinematic experience. iwmnorth.com

Located across the water at the heart of Salford Quays is MediaCityUK the new home of the BBC. They have thrown their doors open so you can take a peek behind the scenes and walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities by going on a BBC tour. A well-informed and friendly tour guide will show you around the studios and give you a fascinating insight into how TV and Radio work. You can even have a go at making your own news and weather bulletin in their interactive studio. Tours last around 1.5 hours. bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tours/salford

Finish your day off by crossing the footbridge to visit the world-class visual and performing arts centre The Lowry. Inside this magnificent building you will find two stunning theatres which offer a variety of performance from ballet, drama, opera, comedy, music and family entertainment, alongside galleries showcasing artists of local, national and international renown. With cafés, a restaurant and gift shops too, there is something for everyone. thelowry.com/.

Getting to the Quays is easy with frequent trams every day to the MediaCityUK stop.

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