Things to Do in Manchester

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Things to Do in Manchester


Top Attractions in Manchester

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What travelers are saying

  • permia
    Ireland40,479 contributions
    Superb both architecturally and for the precious volumes it hold in trust. In Neo-Gothic style it is highly ornate with exquisite features, both interior and at the facade.

    Its collections include priceless historical documents and volumes plus letters and personal papers of famous writers and scientists.
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • Harry J
    3 contributions
    Not one to get emotional but this place has always been home to me. Can’t wait for my next visit, I’m taking my grandson for his first match!
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • kayleigh b
    Newport, UK32 contributions
    Lovely museum with lots to see. It has somewhere to eat and those cute penny mangle machines. It was very child friendly and the staff were wonderful giving a talk to them. It’s free to go in but you can give a donation. Easy to get to whilst walking around Manchester too!
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • Katsuki
    Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
    National Football Museum is a good place to know football. they have a lot of exhibitions such as old kits, football, and a chair of Wembley stadium. I could entry there as student fee with student-id of my univ. in Japan.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Katsuki
    Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
    I could learn about the political history. they have fantastic exhibitions from English Civil War to now.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Companion19196373016
    5 contributions
    This place is so good, I can't believe it's free to get in, there is so much to see, the children also loved it.
    Written September 15, 2023
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  • Madeline W
    London, UK48 contributions
    The Manchester Art Gallery has for years been delivering brilliant displays in all galleries with thought-provoking interpretation and fascinating juxtapositions. Their temporary exhibits are thought-provoking and invite the community and the visitor into the process, even soliciting the assistance of citizen researchers in completing object files.

    There is a lovely collection of Pre-Raphaelites and Dutch paintings, if that is more your style. The art on display is always moving and having conversations with each other which makes each visit an exciting experience.

    It's free to visit so it doesn't hurt to stop by and see what it's all about.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • The_Coach55
    Ruislip, UK925 contributions
    Greater Manchester Police museum is located in the Northern Quarter of the city and is around a ten minute walk from Piccadilly station.

    It is on the site of the former Newton Street police station.

    On arrival, we had an informative chat with one of the guides who was a former police officer dressed in period uniform.

    He explained the layout of the museum and we were able to view the interesting exhibits at our leisure.

    Lots of old photographs, descriptions of old cases and uniforms and equipment from times gone by were on show.

    I found the displays about the riots in the south of the city in 1981 and the riot at Strangeways prison in 1990 most absorbing.

    We were able to view the cells in the basement of the police station as well as the old charge room.

    There was also an interesting public information film showing children how to cross busy roads - a forerunner to the Kerb Drill.

    Admission is free. The museum is open on Tuesday only from 1030-1600.
    Written September 15, 2023
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK19,442 contributions
    I do like this cathedral but for me it doesn't possess the splendor of Liverpool and others. Having said that the interior is still beautiful especially the alter and choir stalls.
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • paulac32
    Manchester, UK301 contributions
    Free exhibition about Curry Mile on first floor. If you are visiting the library these photographic exhibitions are always worth a look.
    Written August 22, 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland40,479 contributions
    Prior to its illustrious life as a Theatre, it had a long tenure as a trading exchange for textiles, from its opening in the early 1800s. Due to the rapidly expanding industry it was substantially expanded in 1849.

    Theatre wise it presents acclaimed performances every year.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Tina P
    21 contributions
    I went to the Arena to an Elton John concert. Good location just next to Victoria station and a short walk away from the Premier Inn where I stayed. Very helpful staff. I am not good climbing lots of steps with no hand rails, soa member of staff escorted me to my room by the easiest route via a lift. Plenty of clean toilets. I had to go to the box office which opened at 4pm on the event day to get a paper ticket as I don't have a smart/I phone. Staff very good. Well done.
    Written June 13, 2023
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  • Yorkiejan
    9 contributions
    Brilliant afternoon - well worth a visit. Faye on reception was lovely very welcoming and friendly. Josh was really knowledgeable and funny and made the tasting experience fun. (The neat absinthe may have helped!)
    The Sunday roast was lovely and my daughter had the vegi option and said that was very tasty too.
    The cocktails were great (but very strong!)
    All in all a really great afternoon with very friendly helpful staff - highly recommended.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • iamface
    Cardiff, UK1,515 contributions
    busy place but very good feeling and drink also reasonable. i visited that at sunny noon time. quite enjoyable
    Written April 11, 2023
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  • Sue B
    2 contributions
    The Theatre is old and has many steps. My complaint was I was told I could take water in but my husband had to take it back to the car. I am a diabetic with kidney damage so had to accept a Pepsi max
    Written September 11, 2023
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