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BBC Manchester

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Address: Salford Quays, Salford M50 2QH, England
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+44 161 200 2000

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BBC tour

Booked the BBC media city tour on line, you are give a set time to be at the reception which has a cafe a couple of Daleks & a Dr Who police box in the same room. There were 2... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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cheshire, UK
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well worth a visit. We were made very welcome and showed various parts of the BBC including radio and TV studios and given lots of good information about how it all works. It certainly lets you know how your licence fee is spent which must benefit all. Well done BBC!

Thank cheshirejan
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I where successful in a BBC ballot for tickets to watch a BBC programme recording Michael Buble TV special which was being recorded at the BBC studios in Media City Manchester as we arrived at the venue we where both amazed at the size of it and at the number of programmes recorded there the only shame... More 

1 Thank Boothys1
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We asume this is about a behind the scenes view of broadcasting,we paid our £10 each up front to do the tour,the two young ladies were really informative and chirpy showing the group of 21 of us around,granted not all areas are available,but we thought one tour to interest the younger and one to interest the older persons interests,we went... More 

Thank steve p
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Perhaps our expectations of this tour were too high - we expected to see a working studio, feel the buzz, glimpse a celeb, at the very least see the studios that the children would recognise from CBBC. Nope. The place was deserted at the weekend. First we saw a studio which they said was the CBBC presenter desk but our... More 

Thank Lyndsey M
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96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We pre-booked a tour online which may be the only way of doing it. The door was guided by two wonderful ladies who entertained us all the way round. We went into a radio studio, the special effects studio, Blue Peter studio and what was once the Breakfast Programme studio but has been left in Place so that we could... More 

Thank Vic H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Whatever you think of the BBC, the tour makes you think and realise just what goes on at Salford Quays.. The different types of prgrammes that are produced here and the work involved, would leave you breathless and could possibly make your hair stand on end - me I haven't got much left at the moment. If you want to... More 

Thank Gunslinger_46
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Booked the BBC media city tour on line, you are give a set time to be at the reception which has a cafe a couple of Daleks & a Dr Who police box in the same room. There were 2 tour guides on our trip who are very good & gave us enough information & time at the various stops... More 

Thank broggy57
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our 3rd time visiting Media City BBC to be part of the audience. I am writing this review on the basis of our experience on the last visit. Being in the audience means a first come, first served basis so we had to be there early to stand chance of getting a wristband to get into HD2 studio. My wife... More 

1 Thank cazandchris
Banbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

When I went to BBC Manchester go the Media city tour my family and I all loved it. It was funny but we also learnt a lot as well. The tour guide we had was amazing. We got to see a lot of the set of some BBC shows. If you can go sometime I really recommend you go.

1 Thank george o
Colchester, Essex
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The tour guides, Julia and colleague were excellent, They really appeared to enjoy their work. The tour was both interesting and informative. We saw a radio studio, the Match of the Day set, the sound effects department (the chance to sit down for a while was very welcome) and we also got the chance to read the news and weather.... More 

1 Thank Dave_Webb

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