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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge
    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
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  2. Castlefield Gallery in Manchester
    Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art and artists.
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  3. People in an exhibition in the National Football Museum
    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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  4. Trafford Water Sports Centre
    Trafford Water Sports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, offers a wide range of water sports taster activities where you can try paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Child playing minigolf at 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.
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  1. Add Hatch to your Itinerary

    Hatch

    Hatch is an award-winning destination located under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Road. Home to over 30 independent traders who rotate frequently there are places to eat, drink and shop.

  2. Add Welsh Highland Railway to your Itinerary

    Welsh Highland Railway

    The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

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  3. Add AJ Bell Stadium to your Itinerary

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    AJ Bell Stadium

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    Welcome to the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester’s brand new conference and events destination. The AJ Bell Stadium is ideally situated adjacent to the M60 and within easy reach of Manchester’s vibrant city centre.

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  4. Add Ordsall Hall to your Itinerary

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    Ordsall Hall

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    Ordsall Hall is Salford's 'hidden gem'! Dating back over 600 years, it is one of the region's finest examples of an Elizabethan black and white half-timbered manor-house.

  5. 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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  6. Add Elizabeth Gaskell's House to your Itinerary

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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    Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to find out about Elizabeth and William’s work, explore the lives of their daughters and servants and discover the Manchester that the Gaskells knew.

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  7. 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.

  8. Add Summit Up Climbing Centre to your Itinerary

    Summit Up Climbing Centre

    Summit Up Climbing features the North of England’s highest and largest Clip ’n Climb as well as rope climbing and bouldering facilities for novice to advanced climbers. The Clip ’n Climb features 35 exciting challenges including the adrenaline…

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  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Add Chinatown to your Itinerary

    Chinatown

    The oriental centre of the city.

  12. Add Staircase House to your Itinerary

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    Staircase House

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    This exciting attraction invites you to time travel through the history of Staircase House from 1460 to WWII. The entire 18-room town house is fully interactive.

  13. Add Kick Sonic to your Itinerary

    Kick Sonic

    Kick Sonic is Oldham’s most advanced indoor 5-a-side football arena. Boasting state-of-the-art 4G grass, adaptable netting, a contemporary lounge area and changing rooms. A Cardio based gym is also available with classes regularly being held…

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  14. Add Royal Northern College of Music to your Itinerary

    Royal Northern College of Music

    An internationally-acclaimed venue delivering an eclectic programme of music and opera.

  15. Add Waterside Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Waterside Arts Centre

    Waterside Arts Centre is home to a variety of flexible arts & events spaces including the Lauriston Gallery and Robert Bolt theatre.

  16. Add Shambles Square to your Itinerary

    Shambles Square

    Shambles Square is a historic square situated right next to Exchange Square Metrolink station and is home to four main pubs / bars: Crown & Anchor, The Old Wellington Inn, Sinclairs Oyster Bar and The Mitre Hotel. 

  17. Add The Beatles Story to your Itinerary

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    The Beatles Story

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    The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles. 

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  18. 5 Drinking Dens to Discover in Manchester City Centre

    Manchester is a city of subterranean spaces, eerie alcoves and voluminous views – some of which can be incorporated into drinking experiences that are sure to be memorable. Forget regular roadside venues and embrace the unusual.

  19. Add Canal Street to your Itinerary

    Canal Street

    Out and proud bars, restaurants, cafés and clubs offer warm welcomes throughout the day and night.

  20. 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! 

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