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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 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.

  2. Add HOME to your Itinerary

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    HOME

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    A purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books.

  3. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  4. Add The Printworks to your Itinerary

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    The Printworks

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    The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester.

  5. Add The Stoller Hall to your Itinerary

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    The Stoller Hall

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    The Stoller Hall puts you closer to the music, with a uniquely personal live music experiences that you won't forget.   

    Based in the heart of Manchester, our concert Hall offers a world-class acoustic experience and our adventurous programme…

  6. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Add Chill Factore to your Itinerary

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    Chill Factore

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    Looking for the perfect place to have fun with the family? Manchester’s real snow centre Chill Factore is the ideal destination for any family adventure.

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  12. Add Contact Theatre to your Itinerary

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    Contact Theatre

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    We are Contact. Fiercely Northern but with an international outlook, we are a theatre and performing arts venue on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

  13. Add Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum to your Itinerary

    Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

    This museum celebrates the significant role the region has played in fire brigades and fire engineering. It boasts a large collection of vintage fire engines as well as medals, equipment, photographs and more.

  14. 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!

  15. Add Oldham Library and Life Long Learning Centre to your Itinerary

    Oldham Library and Life Long Learning Centre

    Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, full ist of events and services on our website.

  16. Add Chadkirk Chapel to your Itinerary

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    Chadkirk Chapel

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    Chadkirk Country Estate is around 60 acres and is comprised of low lying farm land and Ancient woodland. These Ancient woodlands are designated as Sib’s (Sites of Biological Importance) due to the rich flora & fauna associated with them.

  17. 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…

  18. 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.

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