Manchester Attractions

If you and the family are looking for free and cheap days out then look no further. We have all the information you need for the best local attractions.

The John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library promotes research in the humanities and sciences using the astonishingly rich special collections of the University of Manchester Library. Based in one of the finest neo-Gothic buildings in Europe and in the heart of Manchester.

Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum is devoted to inspiring visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond. Located on a globally important heritage site comprising five listed buildings, two of them listed Grade 1. The site was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway and their  characteristic 1830 Warehouse epitomises Manchester’s 19th-century reputation as the “warehouse of the western world”.

National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is England’s national museum of football. It is based in the Urbis building in Manchester city centre, and preserves, conserves and displays important collections of football memorabilia. The museum was originally based in Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire, but moved to Manchester in 2012.

China Town

Chinatown in Manchester, is the second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe. Its archway was completed in 1987 on Faulkner Street in Manchester city centre, which contains Chinese restaurants, shops, bakeries and supermarkets

Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library is the headquarters of the city’s library and information service in Manchester, England. Facing St Peter’s Square, it was designed by E. Vincent Harris and constructed between 1930 and 1934

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, in Manchester, is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Manchester, seat of the Bishop of Manchester and the city’s parish church.

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden is in Didsbury, Manchester, between the River Mersey and Stenner Woods. The park is named after Alderman Fletcher Moss, who donated the park to the city of Manchester in 1915

Heaton Park

Heaton Park is a municipal park in Manchester, covering an area of over 600 acres. The park includes the grounds of a Grade I listed, neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall.

The Monastery Manchester

The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery, is a Grade II* listed former Franciscan friary in Gorton, Manchester. It was designed by the noted Victorian architect Edward Welby Pugin amd built 1866–1872. Gorton Monastery is a noted example of Gothic Revival architecture.