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Manchester

3.5
Nightlife · Room Escape Games · Children’s Museums

Popular things to do in Manchester

Science and Industry Museum ©
Children’s Museum
Science and Industry Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
The City of Manchester Distillery ©
Distillery
The City of Manchester Distillery
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Manchester Town Hall ©
Government Building
Manchester Town Hall
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
From laidback shopping to room escape games, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester and its surroundings. Start exploring the city known for its influence on industry at Museum of Science & Industry, addressing themes of transport, power, textiles, communications, and computing. For more insight into the city's history, walk down Manchester Town Hall and take a closer look at Manchester Murals. To feel like a local, pay tribute to the great players, teams, and coaches honored at National Football Museum. If you're traveling with kids, consider taking them on a side trip to Chester Zoo, one of the best places for viewing wildlife in the UK.

Side trips from Manchester

National Railway Museum ©
History Museum
National Railway Museum York
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Alton Towers Theme Park
Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park Alton
3.4
Duration: 8 hours
York Minster ©
Architectural Building
York Minster York
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
World heritage site
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Liverpool
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Manchester

National Football Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Football Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Manchester Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Manchester Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
The Manchester Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Manchester Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Clayton Hall Museum ©
History Museum
Clayton Hall Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Manchester

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Manchester Jewish Museum ©
History Museum
Manchester Jewish Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Greater Manchester Police Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Greater Manchester Police Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Whitworth Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Contemporary Six ©
Art Gallery
Contemporary Six
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Manchester

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Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem ©
Religious Site
Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Victoria Baths ©
Historic Site
Victoria Baths
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Manchester Buddhist Centre ©
Religious Site
Manchester Buddhist Centre
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
St. Ann's Church ©
Religious Site
St. Ann's Church
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Manchester

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Barbeerian
Gift & Specialty Shop
Barbeerian
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vertical Chill Ice Wall ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Vertical Chill Ice Wall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Manchester Craft and Design Centre ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Manchester Craft and Design Centre
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Barton Arcade ©
Shopping Mall
Barton Arcade
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sackville Gardens ©
Garden
Sackville Gardens
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Chester Zoo ©
Zoo
Chester Zoo Chester
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
York Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum York
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
York City Walls ©
Ruin
York City Walls York
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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