Museums in Greater Manchester

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Museums in Greater Manchester

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  • Nicole B
    5 contributions
    Fantastic stop on our way to York from Liverpool. We arrived in time for the talk about the machines used and how they work. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly!
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • sobingbong
    Hong Kong, China6 contributions
    Good experience, it got lots of football exhibits inside.

    I learnt a lot about the football history. My wife also enjoyed an afternoon inside it. It is still a muesum. Please don't expect it as another football fun park. The main theme is still for looking back the football history.

    For younger child, it may not be very excitied although it has many football related activities on the 2nd floor. My sons played the penalites kick game on 2nd floor and the long pass game. But, the kids does not have much patencie to watch the exhibits. They just stayed on the 2nd floor during the visit.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • fambell936
    3 contributions
    Went to look at Lowry's in Gallery & learn more about Lowry.

    Visit was enjoyable & location on Salford Keys is good, adding to the overall experience.

    Cafe offered a pleasant stop for a snack.

    If you are interested in Lowry very much worth visiting
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Niamh L
    4 contributions
    I love the mix of mediums and eras the museum showcases in each room. The men’s fashion exhibition at the moment is fantastic!
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • John C
    London, UK129 contributions
    Anyone interested in working class history especially labour activists, trade unionists and members of the public who enjoy history would love this museum. The history of the engine hall which forms part of the museum is interesting in itself. The Spitting Image puppets made me laugh.
    Topically the history of the NHS is remarkable. There are excellent restored huge labour, trade union, and labour associations banners as well as many election posters which tell the tale of the developments of labour and humanitarian movements. I went away thinking that working people still need to fight for fairness at work and their rights. You are reminded that unfortunately, opposition to people’s progress in work and in society was and is still around.
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • Luke Wilson
    Manchester, UK5 contributions
    Hello everyone,

    I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Manchester Museum's reptile exhibit, and it was a truly unforgettable experience.

    As I walked through the exhibit, I couldn't help but start giving the reptiles names based on people I know from around Manchester. It was just too tempting!

    For example, the first snake I saw reminded me of my old mate Dave Lloyd from the pub down the road. He's a bit of a slippery character, always managing to wriggle his way out of trouble. So I dubbed the snake "Dave" in honor of him.

    There was also a chameleon who reminded me of my colleague Sarah. She's always changing her mind and her colors, just like a chameleon. So I named her "Sarah" as well.

    One of the geckos had such a fierce look in his eyes that I couldn't help but think of my neighbor Ian. He's always giving me a hard time, so I named the gecko "Ian" in honor of him.

    Overall, it was a lot of fun coming up with names for all of the reptiles. It just added an extra layer of enjoyment to my visit to the Manchester Museum. If you ever find yourself at a reptile exhibit, I highly recommend giving them all your own personalized names. It's a great way to bring the animals to life and make the experience even more memorable.

    Until next time, Luke

    Written January 7, 2023
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  • notspartacus
    28 contributions
    Brilliant place, just a shame the old scenic cafe has gone, the new one has less variety and is poorly lit and organised. And seriously, If i ran a cafe and ran out of butter, I'd be buying some butter, not telling customers "we're waiting on deliveries". It's not hard to get the basics right.
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • Carl L
    13 contributions
    One of those places, I've wanted to visit for ages. I was not disappointed. A really enjoyable tour, with staff [ex police officers], who know their stuff. You can ask any questions, and also take photos. There is a Magistrates court upstairs, where swift justice was dispensed. There is a display of old Police Truncheons Uniforms, and Motorcycles. Enjoy
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • Htims Mail
    Barnsley, UK144 contributions
    £5 for 2 hours parking is fantastic value. The spectator area has great views of planes landing and taking off.

    There are plenty of benches in a large pic nic area and a very good play area for smaller children. There are 3 or 4 planes around that you can go on and have a look around. You can also book tours and experiences on different planes such as the Concorde.

    The cafe is quite large with a decent menu. The only gripe would be some of the tables and chairs weren't too clean but understandable with staffing and how busy the place can get.

    Ultimately, you go to see planes and you get a very good view of all sorts of airlines.

    Will definitely return back.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • bennyboysmith
    London, UK111 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. We were staying at the Nui Loom hotel, which is very close by. It seemed silly not to visit this place as it was such a short walk from the hotel.

    Transport anoraks could spend hours here, however for the causal visitor you'll only need an hour or so. There's a surprising amount of vehicles on display. You wouldn't believe how big it is from the main entrance. There is also a cafe onsite and prices seemed very reasonable, although we didn't eat there as it was too early for us.

    Entry for Adults cost £5 - you can't go wrong really.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • alisdair t
    Workington, UK6,180 contributions
    Wow. Came across this place when looking for somewhere to visit one afternoon. Free to get in, and the sort of museum I love. Located in an old warehouse on the canal side, I loved the little old 1920's street, with the mock up shops and rooms. There was a school room, chip shop, pub, grocers, doctors to name just a few.A lot of local industrial exhibits and displays downstairs. Great displays, very informative, and very interactive for children. Loved the cafe, with outside seating next to the canal boats, which you can take a trip on.
    Written August 28, 2022
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  • ammara jav
    Romford, UK101 contributions
    Great exhibition. I like to visit art galleries whenever I get a chance. It's amazing to see what's happening around the world. Overall it was peaceful and a decent café
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Dor M
    18 contributions
    A Grand Day Out. Brought my elderly dad - the volunteers clearly realised they had two bona fide aeroplane geeks on their hands and shared in-depth information during our Lancaster cockpit visit (well worth the asking price!) then gave dad the virtual bombing raid over Berlin headset (no charge, 13 Minutes). Best of all was the Vulcan talk - well sustained, lots of information delivered by a former pilot who noticed dad's hearing aids and made sure dad could see his mouth at all times if he was speaking. I drove a very content and included dad home. Many, many thanks to all concerned.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Stevemillar
    Manchester, UK21 contributions
    What a lovely experience!!,the walk in Healy Dell is really nice and the Tea room at the end of it is wonderful, we were served by Ellie,who was on her first day at the tearoom but was great,as we're all the staff we saw... Can't recommend highly enough and we will definitely be coming back ...
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Samuel J
    6 contributions
    The staff, volunteers, food and atmosphere can't be faulted. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The volunteers had a wealth of knowledge and connection to the community and material.

    Cafe and shop also great. Food/coffee good and everyone was so pleasant.
    Written February 2, 2023
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