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Top recommendations from locals

Science Museum
“Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. The museum also houses the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and first railway warehouse.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Museum
“This is great especially if you are visiting Manchester. Football fans will love. If you visit make sure you are ready to take part in interactive football challenges as there are plenty of games to get involved in. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
University
“Museum that is next door to the University of Manchester. Free entry and hosts a lot of natural history. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Gorgeous cafe overlooking Whitworth park, lovely Gallery shop and showing interesting exhibitions. Perfect for a rainy day”
  • 50 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Don't miss Manchester Art Gallery on Mosley street for some great modern art.”
  • 49 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“Architect Daniel Libeskind's astonishing building, an aluminium-clad landmark on the banks of the Manchester ship canal, could easily have overshadowed the content within. Brilliantly, it does not. Sloping floors and obtuse angles inside are a deliberately disorientating attack on the senses. Like Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, the experience of the building itself establishes a state of mind that makes what you're seeing all the more effective. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Library
“For those who set eyes on Deansgate's The John Rylands Library for the first time, 'library' might not be the first word that comes to mind. This masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture looks more like a castle or cathedral.”
  • 60 locals recommend
History Museum
“National centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in the UK.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Library
“Beautifully restored - Manchester Central Library is a beautiful circular building located next to the Town Hall.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Cool district with interesting industrial architecture, canals and bridges. Amazing when the sun is shining! Some of the best beer gardens in central Manchester are here too...”
  • 20 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“Home to the world's biggest club a must see . Take a stadium tour or watch a match !”
  • 14 locals recommend
Library
“Manchester Central Library is the headquarters of the city's library and information service in Manchester, England. Facing St Peter's Square, it was designed by E. Vincent Harris and constructed between 1930 and 1934. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gallery set in the grounds of Whitworth Park. Mostly contemporary exhibitions but there is always a selection of their archives on display. Very good textile display from around the world. Recommend coffee or lunch in the cafe "cafe in the trees'. The cafe is situated in the new extension, which is a modern glass room situated amongst the tree tops in the park.”
  • 24 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“History is brought back to life at the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Venture into the original Victorian cells with their wooden pillows and the Charge office of Newton Street Police Station where time has stood still for over 120 years.”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Gallery
“Close to Salford University and in the grounds of Peel Park lies Salford Museum and Art Gallery, which opened in 1850 as the very first 'unconditionally free' public library in the UK. Now, you can wander its rooms and marvel at the fantastic collection of artworks on display – it’s a real celebration of Victorian painting.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“The magnificent Chetham's Library, founded in 1653, is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. It contains medieval manuscripts and materials by John Byrom, and was a meeting place for Marx and Engels. They would often share the window seat, which is still there, researching and drafting The Communist Manifesto. ”
  • 12 locals recommend