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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 Orient Express - Northern Belle to your Itinerary

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    Orient Express - Northern Belle

    Manchester

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    The Northern Belle is a celebration of British heritage and craftsmanship that captures the luxury of the great Belle trains of the 1930s.

  2. Add Anson Engine Museum to your Itinerary

    Anson Engine Museum

    Stockport

    As featured on TV, this multi award winning museum in the Cheshire Peak District has a great deal to offer visitors.

  3. Add Mesnes Park to your Itinerary

    Mesnes Park

    Wigan

    Mesnes Park is an outstanding example of a Victorian urban park.

  4. Add Piethorne Valley to your Itinerary

    Piethorne Valley

    Newhey, Milnrow

    2 miles from Newhey, the 6 reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland.

  5. Add Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Library to your Itinerary

    Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Library

    Piccadilly, Manchester

    Formed in 1964 and now one of the largest family history societies in the world.

  6. Add Heaton Hall to your Itinerary

    Heaton Hall

    Manchester

    A magnificent 18th Century country house set in Heaton Park's rolling landscape.

  7. Add Irish World Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Irish World Heritage Centre

    Manchester

    The Irish World Heritage Centre holds conferences and events and is a major hub for the Irish community in the northwest of England.

  8. Add Quarry Bank Mill to your Itinerary

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    Quarry Bank Mill

    Wilmslow

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    A working 18th Century water powered cotton mill set in beautiful National Trust country parkland in the Cheshire village of Styal.

  9. Huddersfield Narrow Canal

    Oldham

    Nestled between the Saddleworth villages of Greenfield, Uppermill, Dobcross and Diggle the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is a firm favourite for visitors and for family days out.

  10. Add Regional Athletics Arena to your Itinerary

    Regional Athletics Arena

    Rowsley Street, Manchester

    The arena boasts both world-class indoor and outdoor athletics facilities.

  11. Add Scotsmans Flash to your Itinerary

    Scotsmans Flash

    Wigan

    Scotsmans flash the largest of the “Wigan Flashes” is a designated site of scientific interest. This is due to the abundance of rare plant species, several species of orchid, extensive reed beds and migrating birds such as Reed and Sedge Warbler.

  12. Add Healey Dell Gallery to your Itinerary

    Healey Dell Gallery

    Shawclough, Rochdale

    Healey Dell is one of Rochdale's hidden gems. An area of outstanding beauty that has been officially designated a Nature Reserve and is rich in industrial archaeology.

  13. Add Platt Fields Park to your Itinerary

    Platt Fields Park

    Manchester

    Formally opened in 1910, this 17 acre park has it's own six acre lake complete with island.

  14. Add St Werburgh's Church to your Itinerary

    St Werburgh's Church

    Warburton, Lymm

    St Werburgh's is one of only 27 surviving timber-framed parish churches in England whose 1000 years of history are clearly refelcted in its building and fittings. The church is kept locked - contact 01925 752388 or 755676 to arrange opening.

  15. Add Moss Bank Park to your Itinerary

    Moss Bank Park

    Bolton

    Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train and gardens. Events held thoughout the year - check www.boltonlife.org.uk for details.

  16. FC United

    Moston

    FC United of Manchester is a community benefit society and a not-for-profit organization based on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre.

  17. Add Dove Stone Reservoir to your Itinerary

    Dove Stone Reservoir

    Oldham

    Situated on the edge of Oldham and the Peak District National Park, Dove Stone Reservoir is a spectacular area popular with visitors and for family days out. A picturesque spot, with a sailing club, gentle walks and and links to the moorland beyond.

  18. Add Namco Funscape to your Itinerary

    Namco Funscape

    Trafford

    Namco Funscape is a dynamic entertainment complex housing 18 lanes of bowling (including 6 luxury VIP lanes), a 16 car Dodgem track, American Pool Hall, and a full amusement arcade offering over 150 of the latest video games.

  19. Add Cat Cafe Manchester to your Itinerary

    Cat Cafe Manchester

    Manchester

    Cat Café is a friendly and relaxed environment where customers can play and interact with cats over a cup of coffee or pot of tea.

  20. Add Millgate Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Millgate Arts Centre

    Oldham

    Plays, films, concerts, dance shows, art exhibitions, community events and more take place at the Millgate Arts Centre. It has recently been refurbished and has up to date lighting and sound rigs.

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