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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. 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 Etherow Country Park and Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Etherow Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

    Stockport

    Etherow Country Park covers approximately 92 hectares on the site of an old cotton mill. The park offers a variety of leisure pursuits with events and educational services.

  2. Add Denehurst Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Denehurst Park, Green Flag Award

    Rochdale

    Denehurst Park is a beautiful Rochdale park with substantial surrounding gardens.

  3. Add Trafford Park Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Trafford Park Heritage Centre

    Trafford Park

    Based in the former St Antony's School, the Heritage Centre houses a permanent exhibition of Trafford Park History, in particular the village area.

  4. Add Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre

    Manchester

    Inside the building visitors will find a Restaurant sharing the same space as the Hanging Bridge; a 15th century medieval bridge that originally connected the Church with the medieval town, it is one of Manchester oldest structures.

  5. Add Astley Green Colliery Museum to your Itinerary

    Astley Green Colliery Museum

    Tyldesley, Wigan

    The site of a fully operational mine until 30 years ago, Astley Green Colliery has now been restored. See Europe's largest steam winding engine, the magnificent engine house and outdoor displays of industrial artefacts.

  6. Add Burrs Country Park to your Itinerary

    Burrs Country Park

    Bury

    Burrs Country Park is a beautiful country park located just a mile outside Bury town centre.

  7. Add Wythenshawe Hall to your Itinerary

    Wythenshawe Hall

    Manchester

    A splendid timber-framed house dating from Tudor times, set in the beautiful grounds of Wythenshawe Park in South Manchester.

  8. Add St Mary in the Baum to your Itinerary

    St Mary in the Baum

    Rochdale

    Built as a chapel-of-ease to St Chad's Rochdale in 1742 it was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester (Rochdale being in that Diocese).

  9. Add Healey Dell Nature Reserve & Tea Rooms to your Itinerary

    Healey Dell Nature Reserve & Tea Rooms

    Healey, Rochdale

    Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, 2 miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.

  10. NGS Open Garden: The School House

    Add NGS Open Garden: The School House to your Itinerary

    NGS Open Garden: The School House

    Dunham Massey, Altrincham

    Cottage garden divided into rooms. In picturesque setting attached to village hall and beside The Bridgewater Canal. Incudes herbaceous borders, rose and bog garden.

  11. Add Samlesbury Hall to your Itinerary

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    Samlesbury Hall

    Preston

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    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

  12. Add The Linotype Estate to your Itinerary

    The Linotype Estate

    Broadheath, Altrincham

    Remains of a village created between 1897 and 1901 by the Linotype Facttry for its workforce. Possibly inspired by Saltaire in Bradford or Bournville in Birmingham.

  13. Add Robert Powell Theatre to your Itinerary

    Robert Powell Theatre

    University of Salford, Salford

    Staging student pieces, community performances and professional theatre productions.

  14. Add Manchester Apollo to your Itinerary

    Manchester Apollo

    Manchester

    One of the premier concert venues in England.

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  15. Add Middleton Arena to your Itinerary

    Middleton Arena

    Middleton

    At the heart of the arena is the 500 seat auditorium which provides a fully functioning theatre and music and conference centre with licensed bars and café.

  16. Add Pennington Golf to your Itinerary

    Pennington Golf

    Wigan

    Small golf club in Pennington Flash Country Park. Member of the English and Lancashire Golf
    Union.

  17. Add Jubilee Colliery Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Jubilee Colliery Nature Reserve

    Shaw, Oldham

    Since the colliery closed, the reserve has been run by groundwork Oldham and Rochdale and nature has moved back into the site. Trees, ferns, mosses, fungi and flowers have colonised the colliery remains and rubble, in turn attracting local wildlife.

  18. Add Bruntwood Park to your Itinerary

    Bruntwood Park

    Cheadle

    Bruntwood Park provides recreational and sporting facilities to all visitors.

  19. Add The Dancehouse Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Dancehouse Theatre

    Manchester

    A dance, drama and comedy venue and home of the Northern Ballet School.

  20. Add Trafford Ecology Park to your Itinerary

    Trafford Ecology Park

    Trafford Park

    In the heart of the World's first industrial estate the ecology park offers opportunities for short walks and nature study. The site is not large and a walk around the lake should take no more than half an hour there are benches and picnic tables.

  21. Add Bolton Aquarium to your Itinerary

    Bolton Aquarium

    Bolton

    All of the fish at Bolton Aquarium are freshwater fish, whose natural habitats are streams, rivers or lakes. This makes us almost unique within the UK, as most public aquaria show mostly marine fish.

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