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  1. Add Science and Industry Museum to your Itinerary

    Science and Industry Museum

    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 The John Rylands Research Institute and Library to your Itinerary

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    The John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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    A late-Victorian, neo-Gothic masterpiece

  3. Add Fusilier Museum to your Itinerary

    Fusilier Museum

    The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

  4. Add Manchester Museum to your Itinerary

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    Manchester Museum

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    February 2023 marks the reopening of Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, following an ambitious £15 million transformation.

  5. Add Central Library to your Itinerary

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    Central Library

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    The magnificently refurbished Central Library is ‘not only the city’s study, but also the city’s living room’. It's a place to meet and socialise, a place to engage with cultural output, a place that invites you to think and contribute, to be…

  6. Add People's History Museum to your Itinerary

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    People's History Museum

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    People’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

  7. Add Museum of the Manchester Regiment to your Itinerary

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    Museum of the Manchester Regiment

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    The museum tells the story of the Regiment and it's soldiers through 200 years of history.

  8. Add Manchester Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Manchester Town Hall

    Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, neo-gothic classic and home of the Council.

  9. Add Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park to your Itinerary

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    Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park

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    The Runway Visitor Park is next to the busy runways of Manchester Airport with raised viewing areas so you can stand literally just a few metres from the planes as they take-off and land.

  10. Add Portland Basin Museum to your Itinerary

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    Portland Basin Museum

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    In the attractive, waterside setting of Portland Basin, the newly refurbished Heritage centre celebrates the people, events and industries, which have shaped the history of Tameside over the past two hundred years.

  11. Add Stockport Museum to your Itinerary

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    Stockport Museum

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    Experience 10,000 years of Stockport’s history, as you travel through time from prehistoric Stockport to present day.

  12. Add Fireground - the fire station museum to your Itinerary

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    Fireground - the fire station museum

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    Explore the fascinating history of firefighting in Greater Manchester

  13. Add Salford Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

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    Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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    There is always something for everyone at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, from hands-on activities to modern art!

  14. Add Rochdale Pioneers Museum to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Pioneers Museum

    The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide Co-operative movement.

  15. Add Clwydian Range and Dee Valley to your Itinerary

    Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    Set out on horseback, jump on a mountain bike or stride out on foot to discover the gorgeous hillsides, forests and heathlands of North East Wales.

  16. Add Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives to your Itinerary

    Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

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    Experience what life was like for officers, in what was once a busy Victorian Police Station.

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