Things to do near Manchester City Centre

Whether you’re looking for theatre and live music or family-friendly museums and exciting eateries, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester City Centre. 

There are lots of wonderful buildings around the city, particularly the John Rylands Library on Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral; you can also find out more about the city’s history at Manchester Museum and the Science and Industry Museum.

Take in some of the fine art on display at Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth. And head to HOME for more modern art, exhibitions, film and performance. 

Manchester is renowned for its entertainment. You’ll find a huge choice of cinemas and theatres in the city centre. Check out the Palace Theatre and the Opera House for high quality musicals. Step inside the beautiful Royal Exchange for award-winning shows. You can also watch and listen to many different musicians and orchestras playing at The Bridgewater Hall.

A festival float at the Manchester Day Parade
Image credit: Manchester Day Parade

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