Image credit: Imperial War Museum North.

You’ll find the Imperial War Museum North in the Salford Quays area of Greater Manchester. Often known as the IWM North, it is an award-winning museum in a stunning building, telling the human story of war.

The Lowry Image courtesy of Ben Blackall

The Lowry’s galleries will reopen at weekends only from 22 May 2021. Your visit must be booked in advance. You’ll find The Lowry just a short Metrolink journey from Manchester City Centre. Situated on the waterside at Salford Quays, The Lowry is a brilliant arts centre housing two theatres, art galleries and a studio space. […]

Miners Community Arts and Music Centre

The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre is the beating heart of the Moston community. The building takes its name from the days when it was a bathhouse for the coal miners who worked at Moston Pit. Known as The Miners Club, it was a place for miners to meet after work – to scrub […]

The Gallery of Costume is temporarily closed to the public. However, you can access their collection online through their Instagram account @mag_platthall. Re-opened in 2010 after a £1.3m renovation, Platt Hall, the Grade II listed Georgian house, is host to the Gallery of Costume in Rusholme. It houses one of the most important costume collections […]

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester is part of ‘The Hidden 8’ – 8 lesser-known places to visit in and around Manchester city centre. Well worth a visit, the Museum of Transport has fascinating displays of buses, coaches, trams and historic objects inside a 1930s bus garage. While you are there, enjoy the period tea room […]

Part of the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), The Holden Gallery houses ongoing art exhibitions. Admission is free and the gallery is open to everybody. With a rich history dating back over one hundred years, The Holden Gallery offers a varied collection of contemporary art. With a fully curated exhibitions programme, […]

Victoria Baths

A Grade II-listed former swimming baths, you’ll find guided tours, public open days and special events happening at Victoria Baths.

The Police Museum

Step back in time, learn about local history and experience the goings-on of a busy Victorian police station at Greater Manchester Police Museum.

Pankhurst Centre

With a small museum and heritage centre, The Pankhurst Centre stands as a proud legacy to the Suffragette movement and the Pankhurst family. Offering a unique place where women can learn, work together and socialise, the centre also houses a women’s community centre. The Pankhurst Centre, or 62 Nelson Street, was the home of Emmeline […]

Elizabeth Gaskells House

Offering a brilliant day out, there’s plenty for young and old to enjoy at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Take a day trip to find out more about the writer, Elizabeth Gaskell and her family. Sitting just one mile from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the house has charming rooms and a Victorian-style garden […]