Manchester has a long and varied history, most of which is rooted in industry and the industrial revolution. We wouldn’t be the thriving cultural hub that we are today without acknowledging our past, nurturing our fantastic culture and planning for the future. Here are some of the best cultural experiences you could have in Manchester

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum, just 10 minutes’ drive from PREMIER SUITES Manchester, is not only concerned with the past but shows us the building blocks of the future. The museum is in a beautiful Neo-Gothic building and is filled with of archaeology, anthropology and natural history, making it an interesting and educational day out for all the family. They have a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the newest of which is ‘Heritage Futures’ focusing on our heritage as the predictor for our world in the future.

Whitworth Art Gallery

If you are more interested in the visual history of Manchester, you can visit our award-winning Art Gallery containing an astounding 55,000 items in its collection. They have events on at least twice a week, every week, like interesting talks on a Tuesday afternoon and free concerts on a Sunday. Their exhibitions are a range of historical and contemporary and displays can be both outdoors and in. The pieces are made from various and some very unusual materials so prepare to be surprised! Make a day of it and visit the very pretty Whitworth Park on your way back.

Manchester Cathedral

Whether you are religious or not, Manchester Cathedral is a sight to behold. With its towering steeple overlooking the city and the colourful, eye-catching stained glass inside it’s a must do for fans of architecture and worshippers alike. Their weekly musical events are spectacular and will leave you with truly lifted spirits and a new tune in your head. The Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre is home to a really significant part of Mancunian life, the 1421 Hanging Bridge and all proceeds from the visitor centre go directly to charity.

Manchester United

If our modern culture is what you’re here for, and you’re a fan of the beautiful game, Manchester is home to one of the most notorious football clubs in the world, Manchester United. You can visit the home grounds of the team, Old Trafford, for a sneak peek of the training ground, access to areas of normally restricted to players like the players’ lounge and changing rooms. You’ll also get to experience the Old Trafford Museum, the award-winning collection of artefacts from the club’s past. Their guides are totally dedicated to their work and if you wanted to, you could even book a special tour with a legendary ex-player!

Along with these Manchester offers much more in art and culture, so you can get a true feeling for the city on your visit, no matter how short.

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