Guide To Manchester
|| With its mix of
historic and futuristic museums, classic art galleries
and famous theatres, Manchester has a lot to offer those
seeking a taste of Great British culture.
For starters why not take a peek at one of the world’s
finest collections of art at the Manchester Art Gallery
[map] , which has recently reopened after a four-year, £35
If it’s contemporary art you’re after then
visit the Cornerhouse [map],
which has three galleries exhibiting art, sculpture and
It also plays host to international cinema, showing the
best in independent films on its three cinema screens.
Another must-see for art lovers is The Lowry, situated
on the magnificent Salford Quays, which is home
to the L.S Lowry collection and work by some of the North
West’s best contemporary artists.
For a blast from the past then head to the Museum of
Science and Industry [map],
which tells the story of the history, science and industry
of Manchester – the world’s first industrial
This city has a history of firsts so it’s no surprise
that the world’s first and only museum dedicated
to exploring urban culture, the Urbis [map],
is situated in the heart of the historic Millennium Quarter.
To sample Manchester’s exquisite architecture then
head to the Victorian Gothic-style Town Hall, which
dates back to 1877.
If, after all that sightseeing, you’re looking for
somewhere a little more peaceful then Heaton Park,
situated about four miles north of the city, is the place
to go. It is the largest municipal park in Europe complete
with boating lake, horticultural centre and beautiful
and has a wide range of activities for young and old to
Just two miles out of the city centre you’ll also
find one of Manchester’s oldest surviving buildings, Wythenshawe Hall [map].
Parts of the house date back to the early Tudor period,
making this stately home and its surrounding gardens an
awe-inspiring place to visit. The neighbouring Wythenshawe
Park is also open daily for visitors to take a stroll
or enjoy a picnic.
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