What to visit in Manchester?
- The Museum of Science and Industry is a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in learning more about science and technology.
- The Manchester Art Gallery has a large collection of artworks from various different periods.
- The Manchester Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral that is well worth a visit.
- The Lowry is a large art centre that is home to a variety of different art exhibitions.
- The Imperial War Museum North is a museum that is dedicated to the history of warfare.
- The National Football Museum is the perfect place for football fans to visit.
- The Manchester Jewish Museum is a museum that tells the story of the Jewish community in Manchester.
- The People’s History Museum is a museum that tells the story of the people of Manchester.
- The Castlefield Roman Ruins are a set of Roman ruins that are located in the heart of Manchester.
- The Manchester Town Hall is a magnificent Victorian town hall that is well worth a visit.
Manchester is a vibrant city that is full of history, culture and heritage. It has one of the best shopping centres in the UK and some great attractions to visit. Here are our top 10 must see manchester attractions:
Manchester Cathedral and the Old Grammar School
Manchester Cathedral: The Manchester Cathedral is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture and the oldest cathedral in Manchester. It was built on St Mary’s Church, which used to be the parish church for Manchester until it became too small for its congregation. The old grammar school building is now part of the museum that overlooks the cathedral and includes several exhibitions telling the story of this famous building.
The Old Grammar School: Also known as Chetham’s School, this building dates back to 1421 when it was built by Humphrey Bannaker, who wanted “to found an institution where poor boys could receive free education.” To date, more than 5,000 people have received their education here–including some celebrities like Gary Lineker and Samuel Johnson! This location has been open since 1977 as a museum that houses thousands of artifacts related to life during Tudor times along with visiting exhibits from time-to-time (including one currently exhibiting photographs taken by David Bailey).
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery is one of the largest municipal galleries in the UK and houses a collection of over 23,000 works of art. It is located in the city centre and has been open to the public since 1823.
Manchester Art Gallery has a beautiful interior that incorporates decorative ceilings, stained glass windows and mosaics from the Victorian era.
The gallery hosts many events throughout the year including exhibitions and theatre performances by local theatre groups such as Manchester International Festival.
The Arndale Centre is a shopping centre in Manchester, England. It was designed by the architect Frank Gehry and built 1982. It has over 250 shops and restaurants.
The Arndale Centre is named after an old manor house called Ardley that used to be there before the city expanded into what we know now as Manchester city centre today. The name Ardley comes from a British word meaning ‘height’ or ‘high place’.
The Victoria Baths are a public swimming pool in Manchester, England. It was opened in 1894 and was the first public baths in Manchester. It was built on the site of the former Victoria Hall which had been used as a swimming pool since 1889.
The Victorian building is Grade II* listed and has been converted into private apartments.
Heaton Hall and Park
- Heaton Hall is a Victorian house and park located in Heaton Mersey, Greater Manchester. The hall was built for the wealthy cotton merchant John Rylands in 1871.
- It is a Grade II* listed building, meaning it’s of special architectural or historic interest.
Peel Park, in Salford, Greater Manchester is a park named after Sir Robert Peel. The park was opened on 19 July 1846 and was the very first municipal park to be opened in Britain.
It covers an area of 40 hectares (99 acres) and includes two football pitches, two tennis courts and a bowling green.
The Lowry and Salford Quays
The Lowry and Salford Quays
Located on the banks of the River Irwell, The Lowry is a theatre, gallery and museum complex. Designed by Michael Wilford, it opened in February 2000 following the redevelopment of an existing theatre designed by Ralph Covell.
The Quays area is dominated by the Imperial War Museum North, which opened on 6 June 2002 with an exhibition entitled ‘Roads to Liberation. This was followed by the launch of three permanent galleries: ‘The Road to Victory’ (later renamed World War Two), ‘The Cold War’ and ‘AirSpace’.
Must see Manchester’s top attractions
- Manchester Cathedral
- Manchester Art Gallery
- Arndale Centre & Market
- Victoria Baths and Spa, Manchester
- Heaton Park, Manchester (Bucklow Hill)
I hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for your next trip to Manchester. There are so many things to do and see, it’s hard to know where to start! But if I had to recommend just one thing, then it would be the Arndale Centre. This huge shopping centre is full of shops that sell pretty much anything you could ever want or need—and it even has its own cinema too! So go on now, explore all these exciting places yourself!