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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.
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  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 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.

  2. Add Caving Experience in The Peak District to your Itinerary

    Caving Experience in The Peak District

    Take a step into the dark, secret and mysterious world of horizontal/vertical caves and ancient mines.

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  3. New Manchester Music Tours – On the Road

    You’ve heard the songs, seen the groups, played the records…now visit the sights and hear the stories where Manchester music history was made on the road with New Manchester Music Tours.

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  4. Add Hall i' th' Wood Museum to your Itinerary

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    Hall i' th' Wood Museum

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    This Grade 1, 16th century half-timbered hall is one of the north-west’s most important buildings.
    Enjoy displays of 17th and early 18th century furniture, objects and artefacts, learn more about the life and work of Samuel Crompton.

  5. Add Delving into the hidden history of The Deaf Institute, Manchester to your Itinerary

    Delving into the hidden history of The Deaf Institute, Manchester

    This much-loved music venue and bar is Grade II listed, has a history dating as far back as the 19th century, and there's plenty to discover! 

  6. Add Base MCR to your Itinerary

    Base MCR

    Base Mcr is a new, exciting option for your days and nights socialising. 

  7. Add Explore the North Manchester Package to your Itinerary

    Explore the North Manchester Package

    Stay in Manchester and 'Explore the North Vacation - 7 nights/8 days. Free and easy vacation programme for independent travellers.

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  8. 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

  9. Add Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

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    Great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features like an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House. A winter garden containing almost 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 shrubs opened in 2009 .

  10. Add Runway Visitor Park to your Itinerary

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    Runway Visitor Park

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    The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is home to five aircraft, including the legendary Concorde G-BOAC. The Park’s other aircraft are Nimrod, the DC-10, Trident and the AVRO RJX. Learn more about them below.

  11. Add Manchester to Lake District Adventure Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Manchester to Lake District Adventure Day Trip

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    An award-winning full day Lake District Adventure tour from Manchester.

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  12. Add Challenge 4 Change to your Itinerary

    Challenge 4 Change

    Challenge 4 Change is a unique indoor urban activity centre based near Media City in Trafford Park. It is a one of a kind venue that every member of the family is sure to love!

  13. Add Liverpool and The Beatles Story Day Trip from Manchester to your Itinerary

    Liverpool and The Beatles Story Day Trip from Manchester

    Enjoy a day trip from Manchester to Liverpool, a city with a unique culture and heritage. It’s also a city with a reputation; a reputation for music, comedy, football and, at the heart of all of this, its people.

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  14. Add Hallé St Peter's to your Itinerary

    Hallé St Peter's

    This concert venue sits in the heart of Ancoats and provides rehearsal and recording space for the Hallé.

  15. Add Historic Chester with River Cruise, Open Top Bus and Walking Tour Day Trip from Manchester to your Itinerary

    Historic Chester with River Cruise, Open Top Bus and Walking Tour Day Trip from Manchester

    Enjoy a day trip to Chester, one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover.

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  16. Add Yorkshire Day Trip Adventure From Manchester to your Itinerary

    Yorkshire Day Trip Adventure From Manchester

    An award-winning full day Yorkshire Adventure tour from Manchester.

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  17. Add Cadbury World ‘Chocolate Delights’ Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Cadbury World ‘Chocolate Delights’ Day Trip

    There is so much to see and do on a day trip to Cadbury World, from learning how your favourite confectionary is made to uncovering the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate.

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  18. Add Hollingworth Lake & Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Hollingworth Lake & Visitor Centre

    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again visitors can enjoy many outdoor attractions and an excellent Visitor Centre.

  19. Add Towers and Turrets to your Itinerary

    Towers and Turrets

    The Last Drop Village complex of hotel, restaurant and shops stands high above Bolton on the edge of the hills and makes an excellent starting point for this walk across a scenic golf course, over one bridge of towers and turrets (one of which can…

  20. Add Chinatown to your Itinerary

    Chinatown

    The oriental centre of the city.

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