Visitor Information Centres

Manchester Visitor Information Centre

Located in the historic Central Library, the Visitor Information Centre should be your first port-of-call when visiting the Northern capital.

A free service for all to use, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you maximise your visit. Visit us for:

  • Free maps - Covering the city, wider region, transport, and more.
  • Leaflets and literature – Complimentary and up-to-date brochures and listings for the city’s latest events, attractions and tours (including the river cruise, sightseeing bus tour, and walking tours).
  • Tourism tips - One-to-one personal advice on any leisure and tourism related enquires.
  • Travel tips – Guidance on navigating the city’s Metrolink, Bus, and Train network.
  • Hotel help – Insider tips on the best accommodation to suit any budget and preference.
  • Souvenir Shopping – A boutique shop offering a range of Manchester-related merchandise, cards, and guidebooks. Also see our online shop.
  • Planning-ahead pointers – Yet to come to Manchester? Email our Visitor Information desk directly with any queries you have in advance.

Address: Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5PD

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Greater Manchester Tourist Information Centres

Bolton Tourist Information Centre

Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton BL1 1SE
Phone: 01204 334321

Monday: 09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 19:30
Friday: 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: Closed

Bury Tourist Information Centre

The Fusilier Museum
Moss Street
Phone: 0161 253 5111

Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Oldham Tourist Information Centre

Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre
Cultural Quarter
Greaves Street
Oldham, OL1 1AL
Phone: 0161 770 8035

Monday to Thursday: 09.00 - 20:00
Friday and Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00

Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill

Saddleworth Museum
High Street
Oldham, OL3 6HS
Phone: 0145 787 0336

Every day: 13:00 - 16:00

City Hosts

City Hosts

Look out for the City Hosts team on the main shopping streets in Manchester city centre offering advice and tips.

The City Hosts are on the streets seven days a week, 363 days a year, based in the central retail district, Manchester Piccadilly Station, Victoria Station, and more key routes into the city centre.

They are on hand to guide shoppers, visitors and workers, help with directions, public transport information and details on events taking place in the city centre.

The friendly face of the city, the hosts act as a point of contact for both visitors and retailers. The team's hours are 10am - 7pm.