Welcome Back Manchester

Museums, galleries and theatres in Manchester will be able to welcome visitors back again soon. In line with government guidelines, many of our favourite places will be open again from 19 May 2021.

Libraries in Manchester have already opened too. And although it may be some time before regular events and community groups start up again in Manchester’s libraries, you can now browse and borrow books.

Here is the most up-to-date information we have about reopening times. You may have to book your visit in advance too so make sure you check the venue websites for the very latest information.

In the meantime, there is still lots of activity you can enjoy online and outside. Check out our guides for all the best online events and activities happening in Manchester.

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An orchestra on stage in a theatre

The Bridgewater Hall

Box office opening hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday/ Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. There is counter service until 8:00 pm on concert nights.

Free! Plan your visit
Outside of The Gallery of Costume

Gallery of Costume

The Gallery of Costume is temporarily closed to the public. However, you can access their collection online through their Instagram account @mag_platthall.

Free! Plan your visit
Outside of Victoria Baths on a clear day

Victoria Baths

The venue is temporarily closed due to government restrictions. However, the venue have taken some of their activity online for you to enjoy at home.

Plan your visit
People walking around inside The Lowry in the daytime.

The Lowry

Due to the latest government guidance, The Lowry is temporarily closed.

The Lowry galleries will reopen for weekends only from Saturday 22 May. Your visit must be booked in advance.

Free! Book your visit in advance. Plan your visit

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