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Ranked #1 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Libraries; Museums
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 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 212 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 #4 of 212 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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Ranked #5 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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 #6 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: We're right next to the Chill Factore indoor ski slope, opposite the Trafford Centre, and less than 4 miles from the city... more » Owner description: We're right next to the Chill Factore indoor ski slope, opposite the Trafford Centre, and less than 4 miles from the city centre. You really can fly, in a safe, fun way. Come along and find out for yourself. « less
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Granada Studios (Manchester)
Ranked #7 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Staircase House (Stockport)
Ranked #8 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 212 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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Manchester United (Trafford)
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Ranked #10 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses, boasting 38... more » Owner description: Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses, boasting 38 exciting obstacles. Amaze yourself as you take each of the challenges head on, from speedy zip wires, mid air jumps, knee wobbling tight ropes and much more. The outdoors has never been this much fun. No experience or skill is required, just a sense of adventure. « less
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Chetham's Library (Manchester)
Ranked #12 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #13 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
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Ranked #15 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 212 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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Ranked #18 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
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 #20 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Daytona Manchester (Manchester)
Ranked #21 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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MediaCityUK (Salford)
Ranked #22 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Manchester Town Hall (Manchester)
Ranked #23 of 212 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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Ordsall Hall (Salford)
Ranked #24 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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People's History Museum (Manchester)
Ranked #27 of 212 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 #28 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty 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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Ranked #29 of 212 attractions in Greater Manchester
Category: Museums
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Ranked #30 of 212 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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