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Ranked #1 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Libraries; Museums; Cultural
The University Library of Manchester provides an extensive range of services and resources to actual and virtual visitors.
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Old Trafford (Trafford)
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Ranked #2 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester)
Ranked #3 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee... more » Owner description: We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, and Anton Chekhov, we're also one of the country's leading theatres for new writing, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day. « less
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Ranked #4 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
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Ranked #5 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry includes permanent galleries spread across five historic buildings and collections ranging... more » Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry includes permanent galleries spread across five historic buildings and collections ranging from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment. « less
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Staircase House (Stockport)
Ranked #6 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: You don't have to be in a large group to come and race we are open to the public.Stonerig raceway is an award winning venue... more » Owner description: You don't have to be in a large group to come and race we are open to the public.Stonerig raceway is an award winning venue where you will Experience the very best in scalextric racing you will not believe what you see, it really is an attraction well worth seeing, it is great for all ages, it really gets family competing together in a friendly,fun and competitive way. We have 5 massive full themed tracks and 1 hire track, so come and tack you'r position on the starting grid. « less
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Ranked #8 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Granada Studios (Manchester)
Ranked #9 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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The Plaza (Stockport)
Ranked #10 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
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Ranked #11 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tearooms is set within the Healey Dell Nature Reserve. Step back in time and enjoy the... more » Owner description: The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tearooms is set within the Healey Dell Nature Reserve. Step back in time and enjoy the Edwardian themed splendour of these fabulous, authentic tea rooms where speciality beverages and delicious food is served from the finest bon-china. The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms offers wheelchair access & ground floor facilities, an all year round heritage display, guest exhibitions showcasing the work of photographers & artists, a Fairy Grotto available for private hire for children's parties. Free wifi - Dogs welcome in the ground floor Heritage Tea Room. We also have outdoor seating in the Fairy Tea Garden with full waitress service, - Horse Tethering - Secure cycle area and an abundance of free parking. Most weekends will find a guest pianist at the grand piano. Special social events throughout the year - room hire. These authentic vintage tea rooms (one on the first floor and one to the ground) serve traditional cream teas, full afternoon teas, snacks and a variety of quality loose-leaf teas served from fine bone-china. Probably the most unique venue you have ever visited! The centre & Tea Rooms are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 9am. For full afternoon teas, please try to book two hours in advance as a great deal of preparation is invested into each serving. Table reservations welcome. All room available for private parties. « less
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Ranked #12 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
Owner description: Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural destinations. It recently underwent a £35million... more » Owner description: Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural destinations. It recently underwent a £35million expansion and refurbishment that transformed the museum into a world-class gallery displaying many of the city’s most important fine and decorative art works. The collection covers more than six centuries of work, but the museum is best known for its 19th century British paintings. « less
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Ranked #13 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: The award winning Oldham Coliseum Theatre is located in the heart of Oldham with a rich history stretching back to 1885.The... more » Owner description: The award winning Oldham Coliseum Theatre is located in the heart of Oldham with a rich history stretching back to 1885.The company produces eight shows a year on its main stage, offering an eclectic mix of comedy, musicals, classic dramas, new commissions and the annual traditional pantomime. « less
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Ranked #14 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
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Manchester United (Trafford)
Ranked #15 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
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Ranked #16 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #17 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights... more » Owner description: The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights include a T.rex and fossils of other pre-historic creatures, ancient Egyptian artefacts and live amphibians and reptiles. You can handle objects from the collection, take part in hands-on activities or enjoy a glass of wine of cup of coffee whilst exploring the latest ideas in science, culture and the arts. « less
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Chetham's Library (Manchester)
Ranked #19 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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MediaCityUK (Salford)
Ranked #22 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
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Ordsall Hall (Salford)
Ranked #23 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Manchester Town Hall (Manchester)
Ranked #24 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue... more » Owner description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square. « less
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The Lowry (Salford)
Ranked #25 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant... more » Owner description: Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.Gallery entry is free and you can enjoy the work of one of the nation's favourite artists, LS Lowry, in changing exhibitions of his work which we hope will offer some surprises. At the same time, experience work by artists of local, national and international renown to compliment our Lowry exhibitions. There's always something new and refreshing to see in our galleries.With family fun throughout the building, guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, plus participatory activity for all ages, The Lowry is a great day out. « less
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The Quays (Salford)
Ranked #26 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Theaters; Cultural
Owner description: Visit The Quays, in Greater Manchester, for an unmissable Summer of performances from some of the BBC’s biggest brands, music... more » Owner description: Visit The Quays, in Greater Manchester, for an unmissable Summer of performances from some of the BBC’s biggest brands, music and live events. The Piazza, MediaCityUK (an official Olympics Community Live Site), will host an outstanding line up of high quality, family friendly, cultural and sporting events, along with a chance to take a tour of the world of broadcasting and learn about the programs made by the BBC. Make the most of your visit with a trip to the award-winning IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums) and Tudor manor house Ordsall Hall. Enjoy a theatre production at The Lowry, discount shopping at Lowry Outlet Mall or more sporting action at Manchester United Museum & Tour and Salford Watersports Centre. Rest your head at one of the quality, yet affordable hotels, including Old Trafford Lodge at Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Copthorne Hotel Manchester. « less
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Ranked #27 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The world's biggest and best football museum is open 7 days a week in Manchester city centre. The museum is free to enter,... more » Owner description: The world's biggest and best football museum is open 7 days a week in Manchester city centre. The museum is free to enter, and tells the story of the beautiful game through the eyes of everyone from the players, the law-makers, and most importantly the fans.Exploring how football has impacted on and reflected English culture and society over 150 years, it brings stories to life with a range of interactive and hands-on displays. There are world-famous iconic objects including the ball from the 1966 World Cup final, Diego Maradona's famous 'Hand of God' shirt, and even the game's very first hand-written rule book. On top of that there are lots of chances to show off your skills from the penalty box to the commentary box, with a range of Football Plus+ experiences (charges apply - see website for details). The National Football Museum Hall of Fame, on the ground floors, is the official tribute to the game’s greatest players, teams and managers. Upstairs, you’ll find stories from inventing, expanding, following and playing the game. There’s also a Discovery Zone for under 5s, and Level 3 is dedicated to changing exhibitions exploring how art and culture exist alongside the beautiful game. « less
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Ranked #28 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Fascinating presentation of a timeline of 20th-century conflict. Part of Imperial War Museums
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People's History Museum (Manchester)
Ranked #29 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: History Museums; Museums
This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
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Ranked #30 of 178 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions... more » Owner description: Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire. Our permanent attractions include a Picture Gallery where you can relax and enjoy the splendour of the Victorians' passion for painting and the decorative arts, or stroll down the Victorian Street and marvel through shop windows displaying their original 19th century wares. Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK's 'first free public library' and today, still houses the city's Local History Library and archive. You can research your family history or simply indulge in the rich diversity of the library's collection of 65,000 local photographs. Our learning and outreach programme allows everyone to get involved with the museum - perhaps taking part in a Victorian washday, learning new crafts or reminiscing with our memory boxes. The changing contemporary exhibitions, history events and activities programme, completes a must visit experience for individuals, families, schools and organisations to come and enjoy. Find out more to help plan your visit including directions, opening times and facilities available. We welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is free of charge. « less
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