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#1 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Libraries; Museums; Architectural Buildings
The University Library of Manchester provides an extensive range of services and resources to actual and virtual visitors.
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#2 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: The closest paintball site to Manchester city centre.Voted the best paintballing site in Manchester by tripadvisor... more » Owner description: The closest paintball site to Manchester city centre.Voted the best paintballing site in Manchester by tripadvisor users!Manchester Paintball Arena has the largest indoor paintball game zone in the northwest which is officaily given accredited status by the UKPSF. Situated in a 19th century cotton mill basement. An eerie atmosphere sets the scene as the paintball guns echo, UV lighting effects add to the drama which will unfold during your unique paintballing experience in manchester. An intense environment with game play to match, the bunkers are specifically designed for high action combat. Paintball in an urban setting with thick brick walls, rescue your comrade from the car wreck, Only the brave will venture in our famous alleyway, which is not for the fait of heart.Open seven days a week for advance bookings 9am till 11:00pm all year round, and less than two minutes drive from Manchester's M60 motorway, with private parking for 40 cars and 3 coaches makes this the most accessible paintballing in Manchester. We now offer Low-Impact paintball for 10 years plus and Laser-Tag for 7 years upwards. « less
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Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester)
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#3 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Theaters
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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Old Trafford (Trafford)
#4 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Sports Complexes
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#5 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Science 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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#6 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums
Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
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#7 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
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#8 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
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#9 of 257 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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#10 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Scenic Railroads
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#11 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Art Galleries
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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#12 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Theaters
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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The Plaza (Stockport)
#13 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Theaters
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Breakout Manchester (Manchester)
#14 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: A unique experience that will leave you wanting more. Breakout is a real life escape room game. Using common sense + brain... more » Owner description: A unique experience that will leave you wanting more. Breakout is a real life escape room game. Using common sense + brain power you have 60 minutes to escape a locked room. If you are looking for a unique and fun activity then this is for you. Teams of 2 - 5 friends, family, co - workers or puzzle enthusiast can attempt to escape. It is a great team building, hen / stag or birthday activity. « less
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#15 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites
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Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
#16 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
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#17 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Race Car Tracks
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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Staircase House (Stockport)
#18 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites
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Manchester United (Trafford)
#19 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#20 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
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#21 of 257 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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Ordsall Hall (Salford)
#22 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites
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#23 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums
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Granada Studios (Manchester)
#24 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites
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Make a Break (Manchester)
#25 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Owner description: Make a break is a real life escape game at the heart of Manchester. Focus on the only objective: find your way out of the... more » Owner description: Make a break is a real life escape game at the heart of Manchester. Focus on the only objective: find your way out of the locked room in less than 60 minutes. You will not succeed on your own - find some mates! Teamwork is essential, so get another 2-4 buddies and find the clues! The key to success lies in finding the right hints and solving various interesting puzzles and tasks. « less
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The Lowry (Manchester)
#26 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Theaters
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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Daytona Manchester (Manchester)
#27 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Race Car Tracks
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#28 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
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#29 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Dove Stone Reservoir (Greenfield)
#30 of 257 attractions in Greater Manchester
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