Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, first opened in 1891. It is the UK’s largest university museum with a collection of over 4 million objects from around the world.

Imperial War Museum North

IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since the First World War.

the Whitworth

Part of the University of Manchester, the Whitworth is a gallery that is a place of research and academic collaboration, and whose education and learning teams have generated new approaches to working with non-traditional arts audiences.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is the original useful museum, initiated in 1823 by artists, as an educational institution to ensure that the city and all its people grow with creativity, imagination, health and productivity.




Science and Industry Museum

From its home on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, the Science and Industry Museum tells the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. Manchester—the world’s first industrial city—has long been a hotbed of invention and experimentation. The museum conveys the colossal impact the city’s science, technology and innovation had and continue to have in changing the world.

National Football Museum

Based in the heart of Manchester, the National Football Museum is home of English football’s most enduring moments.


HOME is Manchester’s arts and entertainment venue for people from all walks of life to enjoy local, national and international theatre, cinema and visual art all under one roof.

Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre Company transforms the way people see theatre, each other and the world around them.

The Pankhurst Trust

The Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women’s Aid merged to form one charity The Pankhurst Trust with the joint purpose of fighting for gender equality, ending violence against women and girls and celebrating the birthplace of the Suffragette movement.

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral has a fascinating history dating back centuries and is also deeply involved in the life and culture of its wonderful city, Manchester.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer. A hands-on experience of a Victorian middle-class house just one mile from the city centre.

Stretford Public Hall

Stretford Public Hall

Friends of Stretford Public Hall was formed in 2015 to take on the ownership and running of Stretford Public Hall.

People’s History Museum

People’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum opened in 1984 and is housed in a former synagogue on “the most diverse road in the UK”. Our mission is to celebrate diversity and build a more accepting, culturally rich future.

Quays Culture

Quays Culture are pioneers of outdoor digital arts and cultural events creating award-winning large-scale art events at Salford Quays – home to MediaCityUK.

Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world!
Located in the Medieval Quarter of Manchester, the Library has been designated as one of national and international importance and attracts visitors from all around the world.


Manchester International Festival brings together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks.