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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. Culture in Manchester
    On this site you’ll find re-opening museums, galleries and libraries, theatre performances and film, music and dance and a special section with events just for families.
  4. 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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  5. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

  4. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  5. Add IWM North to your Itinerary

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    IWM North

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    IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

  6. 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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  7. Add City of Manchester Gin Experience to your Itinerary

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    City of Manchester Gin Experience

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    Manchester Three Rivers gin distillery is an interactive gin experience based in Manchester city centre.

  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 Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

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

  10. Add Emirates Old Trafford to your Itinerary

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    Emirates Old Trafford

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    Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket Club is a world- class sporting venue. With over 150 years of history the Club is one of the most sought after venues for international cricket and has witnessed some of the sport’s most iconic…

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    Great Northern Warehouse

    Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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  14. Add Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour to your Itinerary

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    Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour

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    Discover Manchester is the official Tourist Board walking tour of Manchester.

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  15. 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.

  16. Add The Trafford Centre to your Itinerary

    The Trafford Centre

    As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

  17. Add Escape to Freight Island to your Itinerary

    Escape to Freight Island

    Located on Baring Street, amid the thrilling regeneration of Depot Mayfield, Escape to Freight Island will become a permanent urban market and festival space - an axis of food, drink, music, immersive entertainment, festival takeovers and family…

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  18. Add The Stoller Hall to your Itinerary

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    The Stoller Hall

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    The Stoller Hall puts you closer to the music, with a uniquely personal live music experiences that you won't forget.   

    Based in the heart of Manchester, our concert Hall offers a world-class acoustic experience and our adventurous programme…

  19. Add Knowsley Safari to your Itinerary

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    Knowsley Safari

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    Kick off the day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to tigers, all from the comfort of a vehicle.

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