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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. Historic Houses, Highest Hill - Walk 1

    This walk forms part of a series of walks and trails.

  2. Add Breakout - Church Street to your Itinerary

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    Breakout - Church Street

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    Breakout is a live escape room game - with 60 minutes on the clock, teams of two to five players need to search high and low for clues and codes, solve problems, and most importantly work as a team if they want to win.

  3. Add Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport to your Itinerary

    Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport

    Home to over seventy historic vehicles from a horse drawn bus of the 1890s to a Metrolink tram prototype! Complete your experience by visiting the Gift Shop and Café, all housed within a bus garage!

  4. Add Robinsons Brewery Tour to your Itinerary

    Robinsons Brewery Tour

    Learn about the science & technical information behind the brewing process and about how Robinsons Brewery selects the ingredients to produce their award winning ales.

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  5. Add Waterside Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Waterside Arts Centre

    Waterside Arts Centre is home to a variety of flexible arts & events spaces including the Lauriston Gallery and Robert Bolt theatre.

  6. Add Whitworth Hall to your Itinerary

    Whitworth Hall

    The neo-Gothic Whitworth Building is a real Manchester treasure.

  7. Add Working Class Movement Library to your Itinerary

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    Working Class Movement Library

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    Discover more about the workers who strived for recognition before, during and after the Industrial Revolution at Salford's unique library.

  8. Add Belle Vue Arena to your Itinerary

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    Belle Vue Arena

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    Situated at the heart of Gorton’s state-of-the-art Belle Vue Sports Village, the National Speedway Stadium is the latest addition to Manchester’s expanding collection of world-class sporting venues.

  9. Political Tours

    New Manchester Walks hosts regular tours about the key events and people from Manchester’s radical political history: the Peterloo Massacre, Marx & Engels’s Manchester, The Pankhursts/Suffragette City.

  10. Add Afternoon Tea in Cloud 23 to your Itinerary

    Afternoon Tea in Cloud 23

    Enjoy an indulgent afternoon with Cloud 23 providing afternoon tea in Manchester.

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  11. Add Stonerig Raceway to your Itinerary

    Stonerig Raceway

    Stonerig Raceway was created with one thing in mind FUN! Bringing every kids & big kids dream alive ! Come and experience the ultimate Scalextric experience. You will experience racing like no other; with 9 themed Scalextric tracks to race on all…

  12. Add The White Hotel to your Itinerary

    The White Hotel

    This lo-fi former garage hosts regular gigs from up and coming artisits.

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  13. FC United

    FC United of Manchester is a community benefit society and a not-for-profit organization based on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre.

  14. Manchester Food Walks

    Manchester Food Walks combines culture, history and cuisine in its food tours of the city. Full details and online booking at manchesterfoodwalks.co.uk.

  15. Add Craft Beer Tour Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Craft Beer Tour Manchester

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    Join us on a craft beer adventure as we tour Manchester and sample the best local produce that the city has to offer. We visit a range of microbreweries and craft beer houses enjoying at least ten craft beers along the way. Just £30pp, tour run…

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  16. Add Shambles Square to your Itinerary

    Shambles Square

    Shambles Square is a historic square situated right next to Exchange Square Metrolink station and is home to four main pubs / bars: Crown & Anchor, The Old Wellington Inn, Sinclairs Oyster Bar and The Mitre Hotel. 

  17. Add Manchester Music Walking Tour ‘The Haçienda Years’ to your Itinerary

    Manchester Music Walking Tour ‘The Haçienda Years’

    Relive the heady days of the Haçienda, when Manchester music was at its peak, on a walking tour of the city centre.

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  18. Add Treasure Hunt Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Treasure Hunt Manchester

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    Treasure Hunt Manchester will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

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  19. Ramsbottom, Summerseat and Holcombe

    In some ways a historic trail around Ramsbottom; this circular walk reveals the rich character and close relationship between landscape and community. This walk can be combined with a trip on the restored East Lancashire Steam Railway.

  20. Add Electric Playbox to your Itinerary

    Electric Playbox

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    Making screen time social again, one Adventure at a time.

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