Leave the Museum of Science and Industry and head to the People’s History Museum. Tour the John Rylands Library before pausing at Manchester Cathedral. Visit the National Football Museum and then head to the Manchester Arndale. Experience the character and charm of the Northern Quarter before crossing Albert Square. Take in the Manchester Art Gallery and arrive at Castlefields.
The Museum of Science & Industry is home to over quarter of a million artefacts and archives focused on the science, technology, industry and locomotion and available for visitors to explore and learn.
The People’s History Museum is the national museum for democracy – explore the galleries and exhibits of political material to uncover the story of Britain’s past and discover how we got to the present – can you predict the future?!
The J.R Library
Located on Deansgate, The John Rylands Library was a gift to the city over 100 years ago. Visitors can explore the history of the building, the stunning interior and collections – containing over 14m artefacts.
Passing the Shambles on Victoria Street, Manchester Cathedral has nearly 600 years of history in the city. With bees on the roof and kangaroo carvings, ancient archives and medieval quires the cathedral is treasure trove waiting to be explored.
National Football Museum
Discover the world’s largest football museum – football fans will love the archives, trophies, medals, shirts and other memorabilia on display. Learn about the history of the game and test yourself on some of the interactive displays and challenges.
Looking to go shopping? Then head to the Manchester Arndale – home to over 200 retail outlets, from high street names to designer labels you’ll find plenty of choice.
The trendy Northern Quarter is home to a range of bars, restaurants, lively venues and entertainment. Check out the artists studios and range of shops and boutiques on offer. On the way back you may want to explore Chinatown or the LGBT area around Canal Street.
Take in the Gothic architecture of Manchester’s Albert Square. The impressive Manchester Town Hall built in 1877 provides a dominant backdrop to a series of events throughout the year. The building contains offices and grand ceremonial rooms such as the Great Hall which is decorated with Ford Madox Brown's imposing Manchester Murals illustrating the history of the city.
Manchester Art Gallery
Built in the early 19th century Manchester Art Gallery occupies three buildings, home to an extensive range of art collections including costumes, paintings, ceramics and works of art. The nearby rotunda domed Central Reference Library and its Shakespeare Hall is well worth a visit.
Greater Manchester in the north west of England is a county with a strong industrial heritage. Landmarks, visitor attractions, shopping, sports and nightlife mix with a vibrant music, theatre and arts scene.