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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 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…

  3. Add The Trafford Centre to your Itinerary

    The Trafford Centre

    As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

  4. 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…

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  5. 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. 

  6. 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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  7. Add Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

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

  8. Add Jodrell Bank to your Itinerary

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    Jodrell Bank

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    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jodrell Bank has been recognised as a site of Outstanding Universal Value for its unique contribution to science, culture and heritage.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

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    East Lancashire Railway

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    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.

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  13. 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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  14. Add Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour to your Itinerary

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    Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

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    The Manchester City Stadium Tour is the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room.

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  15. Add Corn Exchange Manchester to your Itinerary

    Corn Exchange Manchester

    Showcasing all its original Edwardian beauty with a modern twist, The Corn Exchange is home to a mouthwatering mix of new restaurants in Manchester that offer a fusion of flavours from around the globe.

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  16. Add Coronation Street The Tour to your Itinerary

    Coronation Street The Tour

    Coronation Street The Tour promises to take guests on a trip down the nation’s most famous street and discover the hidden world which lies behind the camera lens.

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  17. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  18. Add Palace Theatre to your Itinerary

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    Palace Theatre

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    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End musicals

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  19. Add Chetham's Library to your Itinerary

    Chetham's Library

    A seventeenth-century library, believed to be the oldest public library in England.

  20. Add Coliseum Theatre and Heritage & Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Coliseum Theatre and Heritage & Arts Centre

    A new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is to take centre stage in Oldham’s new Cultural Quarter.

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