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Bolton Steam Museum Bolton
#1 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
I am visiting as many steam museums and sites as possible during a 3 week visit, and this has been a highlight.
The museum offers a great day out for all the family - with enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineers on hand to explain more about each engine; admission is by donation only, and there is free parking and a nice c...
Greater Manchester Police Museum Manchester
#2 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
There should be more museums like this.
This is an excellent museum and well worth going along for a visit it is really interesting and is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside, it gives a lot of history and is good fun for both adults and childre...
Avro Heritage Museum Stockport
#3 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
This museum is amazing, it is one of the best air museums I have been to, the added bonus is the cockpit tours.
I spent more time in this museum than I had spent in aircraft museums 10 times the size.
The Fusilier Museum Bury
#4 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Some of the bigger museums miss the local aspects Great bars to be enjoyed in Bury afterwards too Good attraction
I love museums that bring their exhibits out of their showcases and let you get up close, and the Fusilier museum is great at that.
Clayton Hall Museum Manchester
#5 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
All the rooms are amazing in the museum and very hands-on so you can touch and try things.The volunteers are fantastic and their love for the place really comes across when you speak to them.
Clayton Hall house/museum
The Old Courts Wigan
#6 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
The Manchester Museum Manchester
#7 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Climate control exhibition brilliant Great family / adult activities too lovely shop and permanent exhibitions better information on Egyptology than main Cairo museums Easily accessible by bus/ bike/train/tram alt...
I love museums and have been to many, this ranks amongst the best!
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Hat Works Museum of Hatting Stockport
#8 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Good interactive areas for kids and unlike some museums there are several places to rest.
One of a small number of excellent museums in Stockport, this one features the hatting industry which once centred on this area.
Bury Transport Museum Bury
#9 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Before the start of our Regimental weekend we visited the Bury Transport Museum and all of us were pleasantly surprised and pleased at the high standard together with the informative knowledge gained.
It has the charm of a place run by volunteers and enthusiasts, but the professionalism of a well-laid out and informative museum - perfect!
Portland Basin Museum Ashton-under-Lyne
#10 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
This little museum is really interesting, it has narrow boat history downstairs, with boats outside in the actual basin, loads of engineering artifacts to look round, hat makers, etc, all really well displayed, wi...
Excellent museum, well laid out and full of information about the history of the area.
The Lowry Salford
#11 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
there favorite characters off tv ..little one's love to have there photo took with them !! check on line for attractions !! the Area is fabulous .. have a stroll over to the war museum that worth a visit !! and am...
Next to the Lowry Outlet Centre and within a short walk of the Imperial War Museum North this is a great place to go to catch a show in one of the three theatres, have a coffee or snack, shop for "Salford" souveni...
Manchester Art Gallery Manchester
#12 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
There is a picture of Shakespeare by Ford Maddox Brown which is the envy of other museums as well as other famous painting which we see on postcards and books which we can see in real life.
We should be proud of heritage, having free museums and art galleries.
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Museum of Transport Greater Manchester Manchester
#13 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Primarily this museum is a bus museums with 2 large halls full of various buses from different parts of Greater Manchester over a time period of nearly 100 years.
The admission price is good value, and if you visit on a Sunday there is plenty of free parking outside the museum, a well stocked shop is also open at the entrance, my son enjoyed it so much he's planning a retur...
People's History Museum Manchester
#14 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Unlike much larger museums and/or galleries, this museum is small enough to comfortably have a look around it without feeling the need to rush through exhibitions in order to cram it all in.
One of my favourite museums in the UK! Lots of hands on activities for kids too.
Salford Museum & Art Gallery Salford
#15 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Great lesson for other Museums....don't pander to whim, show people the good stuff.
My sister bought a reindeer decoration for my young nephew & there were plenty of other lovely items on sale.Staff throughout the museum etc are always friendly & helpful & we have often brought the foster childre...
Imperial War Museum North Stretford
#16 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
I am a big fan of military museums and love looking at old planes, tanks etc., but this museum is mainly about the people involved during the conflicts, it does have some interesting exhibits but concentrates on p...
Many museums like this will overload you with detail, but (for instance) the timeline of events leading to the outbreak of WWI was expertly and succinctly described.
Science and Industry Museum Manchester
#17 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
The museums free to enter, however a donation is more than welcome The museum has planes, trains and old streets and sewers to explore as well as a 3D modelling exhibition, a textile mill ( working machines and in...
They have 3 main museums. 1 is the areoplanes which you can see for different times in history from 1st plane made to recent planes and war planes,in there they have simulator ride for a small fee.
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Home Manchester
#18 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Lovely building with a small museum also attached!
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National Football Museum Manchester
#19 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Like most museums visiting is free, but do take up the offer of interactive credits for a £6 to add to your enjoyment on the way round.
Really interactive museums with plenty of audio and visual demos.
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Bolton Library and Museum Services Bolton
#20 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
It gave me such a fascination, many a time over the years , I visit museums around the counrty , just as I like visiting church yards.
There is an egypt section which is smaller than some bigger museums but still great and the huge dino skeleton was a hit with all three of them.
Healey Dell Heritage Centre and Tea Rooms Rochdale
#21 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Manchester Jewish Museum Manchester
#22 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
The museum is an authentic building and contains lots of informative and original displays, teaching you about the history of Manchester and its people and the influence the Jewish settlers and community had in th...
The Manchester Jewish Museum is based in the old synagogue which was built in the Moorish Revival style by the noted Manchester architect Edward Salomons in 1874.
Lancashire Mining Museum Tyldesley
#23 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
I visited the Lancashire Mining Museum with a bunch of cyclists on a historic heritage ride The guide's talk was fascinating and the sight of the massive winding engine is awesome.
I took about 300 photos of the old mine railway stock and track, several heritage items and the buildings including the pump room, There is a museum with a roaring fire, very welcome after my extended outdoor phot...
Smithills Hall Museum Bolton
#24 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
... way it was then We were there by accident on a Sunday and it turned out to be free to look around We often walk around the beautiful grounds but last week was the first time seeing the museum Lots to see and read
It is also a great museum because of the fact that it has lots of artefacts to admire.
Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester
#25 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
I particularly enjoyed the textiles and the portraits which had modern pieces alongside classics from the museums own collection - a very stimulating display.
Often northern city museums have a real provincial feel with endless pre Raphaelite works but here I would a real mix of works in a world class setting!
Touchstones Rochdale
#26 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
It’s probably one of the most kiddie friendly museums in north west!
A short walk down the hill from the Best Western hotel to visit the museum was well rewarded with a fascinating hour and a half insight into Rochdale's interesting history.
Waterside Arts Sale
#27 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
The Runway Visitor Park Ringway
#28 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
You can also pay extra to look round the concord and other aircraft in the museum.
Portico Library Manchester
#29 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Rochdale
#30 of 79 Museums in Greater Manchester
It's been one of the best Manchester museums we've visited, things really came to life and we saw lots of things that were used in our local area as well as across Manchester.
So much packed into this little museum, displays of old uniforms, old helmets, fire fighting equipment through the ages including a fire fighting machine from the late 1700's, a couple of lovely Fire engines of di...