Manchester may be home to musical megastars Liam and Noel Gallagher, but it’s not just music it’s known for. The northern gem of a city has a whole host of attractions to visit. We’ve selected the cream of the crop for your trip to the big city.
Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall is a beautiful Grade 1 listed Tudor house. Opening to the public 6 days a week, there’s plenty to explore inside, including the Star Chamber that contains a bed dating back to the 1750s. Outside, the gardens provide the perfect setting for a stroll and a picnic with family or friends.

 


Where to find it? 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN

 

How much? Free to visit the Hall and the grounds 

Ordsall Hall
Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

If Ordsall Hall has given you a taste for history, the Manchester Museum holds a collection spanning millennia including... dinosaurs! The museum has close to 100,000 fossils, including a T-rex that gives London’s Natural History Museum a run for its money. There’s also a collection of Ice Age animals and an extensive Ancient Egyptian collection with 20 mummy specimens.

Where to find it? Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

How much? ​Free

Manchester Museum
Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre

The stunning architecture of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is an attraction in itself, topped with a glass dome and stained glass windows,. The theatre capacity is 700 and seating surrounds the stage for an intimate viewing experience. Although small, it’s drawn big names over the years, with performances from the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren and Gary Oldman!

Where to find it? St Ann's Square , Manchester, M2 7DH

How much? Ticket prices vary depending on production and seating location.

Royal Exchange Theatre
Manchester Three Rivers

Manchester Three Rivers

The Three Rivers gin distillery is the perfect spot for gin lovers. Take a 3 hour tour to learn how gin is made in their custom-built copper stills. You’ll can also make your own gin to take home and enjoy, as well as sample some of the Three Rivers small batch gin, garnished with cherries.

Where to find it? City of Manchester Distillery, 21 Red Bank Parade, Manchester, M4 4HF

How much? £95 per person

Manchester Three Rivers
Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

If you’re a lover of historical architecture, you’ll be glad to know Manchester Cathedral can be found right in the city centre! Built as early as 1422, the building still looks amazing - both on the inside and out. It is still used as a church today, so the entry is free, but feel free to make a donation!



Where to find it? Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX

How much? Free

Manchester Cathedral
National Football Museum

National Football Museum

Football might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s long played an important role in this city’s (and country’s) history. Learn more at the National Football Museum, featuring historic memorabilia and short movies to inform. It boasts of a collection of 140,000 boots, balls, programmes, paintings, postcards and ceramics. There are plenty of hands-on activities for children too!

Where to find it? National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG

How much? Free, but donations are required for tours and guides

National Football Museum

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