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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 Working Class Movement Library to your Itinerary

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    Working Class Movement Library

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    Discover more about the workers who strived for recognition before, during and after the Industrial Revolution at Salford's unique library.

  2. 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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  3. Add Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

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    Great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features like an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House. A winter garden containing almost 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 shrubs opened in 2009 .

  4. Add Heaton Park Tramway to your Itinerary

    Heaton Park Tramway

    The country’s only restored tramway set in the picturesque surrounds of Heaton Park. Visitors can enjoy a tram ride and take a look at the free museum, which contains artefacts and historic accounts.

  5. Add Electric Playbox to your Itinerary

    Electric Playbox

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    Making screen time social again, one Adventure at a time.

  6. Add Manchester International Festival to your Itinerary

    Manchester International Festival

    A major highlight in Manchester's cultural calendar, Manchester International Festival (MIF) will return from 1-18 July with a vibrant programme of original new work from across the spectrum of visual and performing arts and music by artists from…

  7. Add Craft Beer Tour Manchester to your Itinerary

    Craft Beer Tour Manchester

    Join us on a craft beer adventure as we tour Manchester and sample the best local produce that the city has to offer. We visit a range of microbreweries and craft beer houses enjoying at least ten craft beers along the way. Just £30pp, tour run…

  8. Add Touchstones Rochdale museum, art gallery and cafe to your Itinerary

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    Touchstones Rochdale museum, art gallery and cafe

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    Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young, a chance to share some cherished memories. Come and discover Rochdale's past and, perhaps, help shape its future.

  9. Add Treak Cliff Cavern to your Itinerary

    Treak Cliff Cavern

    Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK.

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  10. Add Horwich Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

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    Horwich Heritage Centre

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    Come and discover Horwich through the ages, including the town's important place in locomotive history.

  11. Add Manchester Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Manchester Town Hall

    Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, neo-gothic classic and home of the Council.

  12. Add Stockport Air Raid Shelters to your Itinerary

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    Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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    Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of Britain's Home Front. Wander around authentically reconstructed tunnels which provide you with first hand experience of daily life in 1940s war-torn Britain.

  13. Add Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport to your Itinerary

    Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport

    Home to over seventy historic vehicles from a horse drawn bus of the 1890s to a Metrolink tram prototype! Complete your experience by visiting the Gift Shop and Café, all housed within a bus garage!

  14. Add Chetham's Library to your Itinerary

    Chetham's Library

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

  15. Add The Monastery to your Itinerary

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    The Monastery

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    Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is Edward Pugin’s architectural masterpiece.

  16. Add Hat Works - Museum of Hatting to your Itinerary

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    Hat Works - Museum of Hatting

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    Hat Works is the UK's only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear.

  17. Add Wandering Duck to your Itinerary

    Wandering Duck

    Wandering Duck is a hosted canal boat experience of 2-3 nights. Join a scheduled trip, or charter the boat with your friends (up to 10 guests).
    Departs Manchester City Centre and Bugsworth Basin in the Peak District National Park.

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  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 The Met to your Itinerary

    The Met

    The Met is a stunning, award winning live music venue noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme, and also presents a range of music, theatre, comedy and festivals alongside specialist and general workshops for the whole community.

  20. Add Rochdale Town Hall tours to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Town Hall tours

    Rochdale Town Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest Victorian town halls in Britain.

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