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Manchester off the Beaten Path

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Manchester off the Beaten Path
Manchester has several lesser known museums where you can spend a day or two.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
 
Greater Manchester Police Museum
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Greater Manchester Police Museum

Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Chinatown
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Chinatown

Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home to shopping and restaurants and is the center of the city’s Chinese community.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Manchester Jewish Museum
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Manchester Jewish Museum

This museum includes objects, documents, photographs and oral histories charting the stories and experiences of Manchester’s Jewish community, including their experiences during the Holocaust.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum of Transport
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Museum of Transport

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, approximately one mile north of Manchester City Centre near Manchester Fort Shopping Park. Open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (and every day in August 2013) from 10am until 4.30pm. Adults £4.00, students / over 60s £2.00, accompanied children under 16 visit free. Take a trip... More

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport, approximately one mile north of Manchester City Centre near Manchester Fort Shopping Park. Open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (and every day in August 2013) from 10am until 4.30pm. Adults £4.00, students / over 60s £2.00, accompanied children under 16 visit free. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain’s biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. From a Victorian horse drawn bus to the prototype Metrolink tram, see and sit in fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside.Leaving a review?: Please note we have no planes, cars or motorbikes, nor a planetarium! If you saw these it is likley you visited the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Rd Manchester City Centre and not us! Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bridgewater Hall
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The Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall is a symbol of Manchester's regeneration. It’s an international concert venue, built with extreme attention to acoustical detail. It is mostly formed from solid, reinforced concrete, molded and cast to resemble a giant sculpture. The roof appears to hover above the building and the entire structure floats on almost 300 earthquake-proof springs. The lack of a rigid... More

The Bridgewater Hall is a symbol of Manchester's regeneration. It’s an international concert venue, built with extreme attention to acoustical detail. It is mostly formed from solid, reinforced concrete, molded and cast to resemble a giant sculpture. The roof appears to hover above the building and the entire structure floats on almost 300 earthquake-proof springs. The lack of a rigid connection between the building and its foundation ensures the acoustics are protected from outside noise and vibration Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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