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  • 1 Urbis Interesting

    Museums and art

    Cathedral Gardens

    Urbis is an ultra-modern glazed structure. A glass lift gives visitors a panoramic view of the city. An interactive gallery complex, Urbis is entertaining and informative.

  • 2 The Lowry Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quay Salford

    This brightly coloured arts centre is part of the scheme to regenerate Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal. Built before a vast esplanade, it has various cultural offerings: two theatres, a café-concert, an interactive space, called "Art..

  • 3 Castlefield Heritage Park Interesting

    Museums and art

    101 rd. Liverpool

    Manchester developed from a Roman colony and relics of the Roman stronghold still exist today (North door and a section of the perimeter wall).In the 18C. Castlefield was situated at the centre of an important canal network whose construction began w..

  • 4 Museum of Science and Industry Interesting

    Museums and art

    rd. Liverpool

    At this comprehensive Science museum which has been set up inside warehouses and in the oldest passenger station in the world, (Liverpool Road Station, 1830) you can get to know all the activities which have been developed in Manchester, categorised ..

  • 5 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    st. Victoria

    Six spans make the knave of this Church the largest in Britain. The chancel is also formed of six spans. The rood screen is a unique piece of medieval sculpture. In the chancel the stalls and their canopies are incredibly well engraved. The misericor..

  • 6 John Rylands University Library Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    150 Deansgate

    This building built in 1900 by Basil Champneys is home to a library established in memory of a rich textile industrialist. The library has a number of works dating back to the early days of printing, (3000 written before 1501) and a also manuscripts ..

  • 7 Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 sq. Albert

    This Revival gothic style town hall was built between 1868 and 1877 by Alfred Waterhouse. Its tower on the top octagonal floor rises 87m above the pedestrian area of Albert Square. Two staircases run from the lower arched entrance to the main hall wh..

  • 8 City Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    st. Mosley

    The interior has recently regained its 19C splendour and contains a collection of the Pre-Raphaelite school, with works by Millais, Hunt, Rossetti and the famous work of Ford Madox Brown titled «Work», depicting the different classes of a developing ..

  • 9 Whitworth Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    rd. Oxford

    Paper and textile collections provide the content for an excellent showing of modern art that includes Snow White and Her Stepmother by Paula Rego, works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and Millais, as well as sets of satirical etchings b..

  • 10 Manchester United Museum and Trophy Room

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. North Warwick

    The Manchester United Museum is in the East Stand of Old Trafford football stadium. A coffee shop and exhibition room evoke the glorious past of the famous football team. Tours of the stadium are run on non-match days.

  • 11 Royal Exchange Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    sq. St Ann's

    The Manchester cotton exchange was the cornerstone in the trade of this fibre - a building to which the city used to owe its prosperity. The pure water from the Pennines, the high water table and a large workforce also helped the cotton industry to p..

  • 12 St Ann's

    Religious buildings

    st. St Ann's

    Established in 1709 and consecrated in 1712, this church is an excellent example of a Renaissance style Church but with surprisingly sober and austere architecture. The plastered ceilings are bordered with moulding and inside the Virgin chapel you ca..

  • 13 Free Trade Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Peter

    These are the headquarters of the Halle orchestra, where famous conductors such as Thomas Beecham and John Barbirolli have worked. A statue of John Barbirolli is located on the sculpture hall of the town hall.

  • 14 G-Mex Exhibition Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Sackville

    The central station (1876) designed by John Fowler, with its unique span was turned into an international exhibition and meeting centre called the G-MEX.

  • 15 Chinatown

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Faulkner Street

    The Chinese Community of Manchester combined with that of Liverpool is the largest in England, excluding outside of London. The community has made the area around Faulkner Street its own, with decorations, frescoes and lively Chinese gardens, and the..

  • 16 Jewish Museum

    Museums and art

    190 rd. Cheetham Hill

    The museum located in this moorish style Victorian building, formerly a Hispanic-Portuguese synagogue, retells the story of Manchester Jews from the 18C to the present day community boasting 40,000 members.

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