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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. Aerial map showing the location of Homeground, Manchester
    HOME, Manchester’s largest multi-arts venue, have launched a massive temporary outdoor arts space in the heart of the city. The new space, named Homeground, will be located on an 80,000ft2 future development site on First Street, just next to HOME.
    1. 28 May 202131 Aug 2021
  2. Walking tour group
    Entertaining and comprehensive tour led by locals, covering our main attractions as well as the lesser-known quirks. We run Every Day at 11am, starting by the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Booking is not required - just turn up!
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  3. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
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  4. RHS Garden Bridgewater visitor centre
    Opening 30 July 2020. Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
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  5. The Grade 2 listed Great Northern building, a former railway goods distribution warehouse is now a lively leisure and shopping development with bustling bars, restaurants, shops, health club, cinema, casino, bowling alley and an elegant landscaped public square.
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  1. Add Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

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    Chester Zoo

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    Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning gardens and is the nearest large zoo to Manchester. With over 500 different animal species in their 125 acres, visitors are sure to have an adventure…

  2. Add LEGOLAND Discovery Centre to your Itinerary

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is the ultimate indoor LEGO Playground and offers an inspirational and unique day out for all the family!

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  3. Manchester Sightseeing Tours

    Are you wondering what to do in Manchester? Whether you’re planning to visit Manchester or you’re already here and looking for things to do, GreatDays offer a great choice of activities that are sure to give you a truly memorable experience.

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  4. Add AO Arena to your Itinerary

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    AO Arena

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    Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

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  5. Add Play Factore to your Itinerary

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    Play Factore

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    Play Factore facilities cater for children from 6 months – 16 years old and we are the only family entertainment arena in the UK where parents can play with children on age-applicable equipment.

  6. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  7. Add National Football Museum to your Itinerary

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    National Football Museum

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    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.

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  8. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    The Grade 2 listed Great Northern building, a former railway goods distribution warehouse is now a lively leisure and shopping development with bustling bars, restaurants, shops, health club, cinema, casino, bowling alley and an elegant landscaped…

  9. Add Science and Industry Museum to your Itinerary

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    Science and Industry Museum

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    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.

  10. Add HOME to your Itinerary

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    HOME

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    A purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books.

  11. Add Sea Life Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Sea Life Manchester

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    At SEA LIFE Manchester, get up close to thousands of creatures including majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish plus Ernie & Cammy – the magnificent green sea turtles! Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths through the themed…

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  12. Add Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour to your Itinerary

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    Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

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    The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour offers a behind the scenes look at the world’s most iconic stadium; Old Trafford.

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  13. Add Contact Theatre to your Itinerary

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    Contact Theatre

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    We are Contact. Fiercely Northern but with an international outlook, we are a theatre and performing arts venue on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

  14. Add Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work, rest and play.

  15. Add Treetop Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

    Treetop Adventure Golf

    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub. 

  16. Add Manchester Museum to your Itinerary

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    Manchester Museum

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    Lots of amazing sights from the natural world and different cultures.

  17. Add Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant

    After years in the making and an £8M investment, the show-stopping Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant opens its doors on 24th September 2020.

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  18. Add The Trafford Centre to your Itinerary

    The Trafford Centre

    As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

  19. Add Chill Factore to your Itinerary

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    Chill Factore

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    Looking for the perfect place to have fun with the family? Manchester’s real snow centre Chill Factore is the ideal destination for any family adventure.

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  20. Add The Stoller Hall to your Itinerary

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    The Stoller Hall

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    A superb new performance space for Manchester

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