The Museum of Science and Industry, or MOSI for short, is Manchester's huge, award winning museum built around the old Liverpool Road railway station and company warehouses. The Air and Space Hall on the opposite side of the road to the main building should not be missed out!
The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands. In 1889 the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January 1900.
Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most important Grade 1 listed buildings in England.
Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. They welcome over half a million visitors each year to their home in the heart of the city, a blend of historic and contemporary architecture that echoes the innovative artistic programme.
The People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy. They aim to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’. Visit the museum and join a march through time following Britain’s struggle for democracy over two centuries.
Manchester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Manchester, seat of the bishop and the city's parish church. It is located on Victoria Street in the city centre.
Manchester Central Library is the headquarters of the city's library and information service and faces St Peter's Square. It was designed by E Vincent Harris and is a columned portico attached to a rotunda domed structure, loosely derived from the Pantheon, Rome and was constructed between 1930 and 1934.
Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. It is an independent charity and remains open to readers and visitors free of charge, although they welcome donations. Most visit to see the building itself as readers are required to make an appointment.
St Mary's, The Hidden Gem was founded in 1794 in the centre of what was then, the poorest quarter of Manchester. It is now thought to be the oldest post-Reformation Catholic church founded as a church in any major centre of population in England.
History is brought back to life at the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Venture into the original Victorian cells with their wooden pillows and the Charge Office of Newton Street Police Station where time has stood still for over 120 years.
St Ann's Church was consecrated in 1712 and although named after St Anne, it also pays tribute to the patron of the church, Ann, Lady Bland. St Ann's Church is a Grade I listed building.
Experience the world's greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re a die hard football fan or just on a day trip, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
One of the largest conservation areas in Manchester, Castlefield is situated on the south west side of the city centre. Its focus is the Roman fort from which it derived its name 'castle in the field'.
Piccadilly Gardens is an open space in the city centre, between Mosley Street and Portland Street. Once formal green gardens, the area was rebuilt in 2002 with more paving, a water feature and concrete pavilion by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The result is modernistic and rather cold, with few flowers in sight.
The Portico Library is open to all and aims to enhance and develop life-long learning by providing and promoting access to knowledge and education in Art, History, Literature and Science. The Gallery area, its exhibitions and events as well as daily refreshments are open to everyone during opening hours.