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Ranked #1 of 80 attractions in 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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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in 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 #3 of 80 attractions in 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 80 attractions in 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 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in 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 #7 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #8 of 80 attractions in 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 #9 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in 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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Ranked #12 of 80 attractions in 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 #13 of 80 attractions in 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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Ranked #14 of 80 attractions in 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 #15 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Owner description: Levenshulme Market is a community run social enterprise market that operates on Saturdays between March and December in... more » Owner description: Levenshulme Market is a community run social enterprise market that operates on Saturdays between March and December in Levenshulme, South Manchester. We pride ourselves on our diverse range of high quality traders and at every market you can expect an ever changing roster of 50 artisan traders selling produce, street food, plants, gifts, vintage clothing and homeware. « less
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Ranked #16 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The... more » Owner description: Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family. « less
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Ranked #18 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, on the first Sunday of each month from April to November, and guided tours every... more » Owner description: The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, on the first Sunday of each month from April to November, and guided tours every Wednesday at 2pm. You can see the incredible stained glass and tile work, along with the pools. The baths closed in 1993 and are undergoing renovation. « less
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Ranked #19 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum includes objects, documents, photographs and oral histories charting the stories and experiences of Manchester’s... more » Owner description: This museum includes objects, documents, photographs and oral histories charting the stories and experiences of Manchester’s Jewish community, including their experiences during the Holocaust. « less
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Ranked #21 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, approximately one mile north of... more » Owner description: Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, approximately one mile north of Manchester City Centre near Manchester Fort Shopping Park. Open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (and every day in August 2013) from 10am until 4.30pm. Adults £4.00, students / over 60s £2.00, accompanied children under 16 visit free. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain’s biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. From a Victorian horse drawn bus to the prototype Metrolink tram, see and sit in fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside.Leaving a review?: Please note we have no planes, cars or motorbikes, nor a planetarium! If you saw these it is likley you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us! « less
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Ranked #23 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Part of the Church of England, this lovely, small and inviting place of worship is part of Manchester's city center, which... more » Owner description: Part of the Church of England, this lovely, small and inviting place of worship is part of Manchester's city center, which has undergone major redevelopment in recent years. « less
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Ranked #24 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 80 attractions in Manchester
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This is a huge park with a number of facilities including a public golf course and a small farm that is great for young... more » Owner description: This is a huge park with a number of facilities including a public golf course and a small farm that is great for young children. « less
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Ranked #30 of 80 attractions in Manchester
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