Things to do in Manchester


Manchester is a great city to visit if you love culture, history and sports. You can explore the museums, galleries and theatres that showcase the city's rich heritage and creativity. You can also catch a game at the famous Old Trafford stadium, home of Manchester United, or the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City plays.

Manchester has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of pubs, clubs and live music venues to suit every taste. You can also enjoy the diverse cuisine, from traditional fish and chips to exotic curry and sushi. Manchester is a friendly and welcoming city that will make you feel at home.

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Manchester Art Gallery

Mixed works from our wonderful historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives.

Alcotraz - Manchester
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Free

Alcotraz - Manchester

A cocktail bar with a difference, smuggle your liquor in or bribe one of the crooked guards, just make sure The Warden doesn't catch you.

The Crystal Maze Live Experience Manchester
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From £33

The Crystal Maze Live Experience Manchester

The original 90s TV show brought to life with a new immersive experience set in 4 adventure zones. Are you good enough to make our leader board?

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From £5

ImmotionVR - Manchester

When you transport yourself into a digital world that you can physically interact with, the only limit to what can be done is your imagination.

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From £38

Virtual Hideout Manchester

Virtual Hideout is Manchester's Virtual Reality Gaming Centre. Never experienced VR before? Now's your chance! Step into a whole new world of VR gaming.

Treetop golf
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From £5.5

Treetop golf

An immersive mini golf experience filled with unique courses and lively characters.

Greater Manchester Police Museum
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Free

Greater Manchester Police Museum

A former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester.

Manchester Museum
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Free

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester.

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Free

The John Rylands Library

One of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country. With more than 4 million printed books and manuscripts.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery
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Free

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UKs first free public library, which opened in January 1850, followed in November by a museum and art gallery.