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NEWS 22nd February 2017

MANCHESTER STRENGHTHENS RELATIONSHIP WITH JAPAN BY WELCOMING NEW AMBASSADOR

Manchester will welcome the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mr Koji Tsuruoka to the city on Tuesday 21st February. The visit aims to celebrate the region’s relationship with Japan, whilst showcasing Greater Manchester as an investment and business destination for Japanese investors, especially in the areas science, innovation, infrastructure and transport. Japan is an important partner…

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Heritage and Museums

MOSIManchester city region has a wealth of culturally significant locations including over 30 museums and galleries, more than 95km of canals, six steam engines, 15 textile collections, 42 traditional markets and thousands of acres of parks and countryside.

Places of Interest

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, tells a story of history, science and industry in Manchester. Some of the most prestigious and breathtaking art collections in the city region can be found at the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery. The Manchester Museum contains some of the countries’ best natural history collections. HOME, is the latest addition to the city’s cultural offer offering a purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books. 

Within easy reach of the city centre is The Quays, home to the Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry, both of which are fascinating buildings to visit.

The National Football Museum is located in Manchester, housed in the famous Urbis building.

There is a great deal of cultural heritage to offer outside of the city centre, for example stately homes such as Lyme Park and Dunham Massey Hall which are both situated to the south of the region.

For picturesque landscape and great country walks head to the North of the region. Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, Manchester is within relatively short journeys of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire.

For more information on leisure events and other attractions go to www.visitmanchester.com

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