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