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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 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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  2. Add Treetop Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

    Treetop Adventure Golf

    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub. 

  3. 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.

  4. Add Escape to Freight Island to your Itinerary

    Escape to Freight Island

    Located on Baring Street, amid the thrilling regeneration of Depot Mayfield, Escape to Freight Island will become a permanent urban market and festival space - an axis of food, drink, music, immersive entertainment, festival takeovers and family…

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. Add Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour to your Itinerary

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    Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

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    The Manchester City Stadium Tour is the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room.

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  8. Add Jodrell Bank to your Itinerary

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    Jodrell Bank

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    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jodrell Bank has been recognised as a site of Outstanding Universal Value for its unique contribution to science, culture and heritage.

  9. 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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  10. Add Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work, rest and play.

  11. 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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  12. Add RHS Garden Bridgewater to your Itinerary

    RHS Garden Bridgewater

    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.

  13. Add Museum of the Manchester Regiment to your Itinerary

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    Museum of the Manchester Regiment

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    The museum tells the story of the Regiment and it's soldiers through 200 years of history.

  14. Add Coliseum Theatre and Heritage & Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Coliseum Theatre and Heritage & Arts Centre

    A new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is to take centre stage in Oldham’s new Cultural Quarter.

  15. Add Chetham's School of Music to your Itinerary

    Chetham's School of Music

    A unique cultural institution that combines music, education and heritage.

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  16. Add Rochdale Pioneers Museum to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Pioneers Museum

    The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide Co-operative movement.

  17. St Oswald Church

    The present St Oswald Church was built in 1358 but since then parts of it have been rebuilt or restored. The Tower remains over 600 years old but the South Aisle was rebuilt in 1530 (and restored again in 1836). The North Aisle was rebuilt in 1580.…

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