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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 The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  2. 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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  3. Add AO Arena to your Itinerary

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    AO Arena

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    Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

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  4. 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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  5. Add The University of Manchester to your Itinerary

    The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

  6. Add Sea Life Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Sea Life Manchester

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    At SEA LIFE Manchester, get up close to thousands of creatures including majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish plus Ernie & Cammy – the magnificent green sea turtles! Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths through the themed…

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  7. Add IWM North to your Itinerary

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    IWM North

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    IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

  8. Add Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club to your Itinerary

    Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club

    Guarantee your ticket to any home game of your choice with a Matchday VIP Experience. Your experience includes some of the best seats in the stadium, fantastic food and drink, a gift and matchday entertainment.

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  9. 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…

  10. Add The Trafford Centre to your Itinerary

    The Trafford Centre

    As much a theme park as it is a shopping centre

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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! 

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. Add Victoria Baths to your Itinerary

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    Victoria Baths

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    Although closed since 1993, the building retains much of it's stained glass and tiling.

  17. Add Chetham's Library to your Itinerary

    Chetham's Library

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

  18. Add Castlefield Bowl to your Itinerary

    Castlefield Bowl

    An outdoor amphitheatre style venue in Manchester's city centre, home to the annual 'Sounds Of The City' series of concerts.

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  19. Add Heaton Park to your Itinerary

    Heaton Park

    A beautiful space with a range of activities on offer for all ages.

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