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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.
    1. 28 May 202131 Aug 2021
  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. 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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  4. RHS Garden Bridgewater visitor centre
    Opening 30 July 2020. 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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  5. 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 public square.
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  1. Add Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour to your Itinerary

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    Discover Manchester – Daily Guided Walking Tour

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    Discover Manchester is the official Tourist Board walking tour of Manchester.

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  2. Add Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant

    After years in the making and an £8M investment, the show-stopping Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant opens its doors on 24th September 2020.

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  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 Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

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

  5. 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.

  6. Add City of Manchester Gin Experience to your Itinerary

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    City of Manchester Gin Experience

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    Manchester Three Rivers gin distillery is an interactive gin experience based in Manchester city centre.

  7. 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.

  8. Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

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    East Lancashire Railway

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    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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  9. 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.

  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 Blue Planet Aquarium to your Itinerary

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    Blue Planet Aquarium

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    Home to over 100 living displays and one of Europe's largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium is an awesome attraction.

  12. Add IWM North to your Itinerary

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    IWM North

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    IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

  13. Add The Lowry to your Itinerary

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    The Lowry

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    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.

  14. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

  15. Add AO Arena to your Itinerary

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    AO Arena

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    Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

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  16. Add National Football Museum to your Itinerary

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    National Football Museum

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    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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  17. 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…

  18. Add Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Day Trip to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Day Trip

    Enjoy a day trip to Cheshire Oaks, the UK’s largest Designer Outlet, with a quarter-million square foot of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés.

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  19. Add Towers and Turrets to your Itinerary

    Towers and Turrets

    The Last Drop Village complex of hotel, restaurant and shops stands high above Bolton on the edge of the hills and makes an excellent starting point for this walk across a scenic golf course, over one bridge of towers and turrets (one of which can…

  20. Add Central Library to your Itinerary

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    Central Library

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    An incomparable venue in the city.

  21. Add Electric Playbox to your Itinerary

    Electric Playbox

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

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