Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, M17 1TZ
Manchester Art Gallery houses many of the city’s most important fine and decorative art works, which have been designated as being of national importance. The collection covers over six centuries up to the present day, but is especially renowned for its 19th century British paintings. Particular visitor favorites include the collection of major Pre-Raphaelite works and the impressionistic paintings of Adolphe Valette. Great exhibitions and hand on experiences for all ages including the interactive children section.
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
The Lowry houses the largest public collection of works by LS Lowry in the world. Comprising around 400 items, it includes oil paintings, drawings, pastels and watercolours. The collection represents the wide range of subject matter depicted by the artist, from classic industrial scenes to seascapes, landscapes and portraits, among which are Lowry’s self portrait as well as the oil paintings of his mother and father which he kept on display in his home throughout his life.
The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road, M15 6ER
The gallery houses prints, drawings, modern art, sculpture, the country's largest holding of textiles and wallpapers outside London, and an internationally famous collection of British watercolours. An ever changing programme of displays and temporary exhibitions is organised with a series of talks and activities, including family events at weekends.
70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH
Cornerhouse has no permanent collection but shows a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Work shown ranges from group shows from international artists, to solo shows from established regional artists.
Richard Goodall Gallery
103 High Street, M4 1HQ
The leading gallery for contemporary art, photography and rock art in the UK. Spread over 2 sites it is the largest commercial gallery in the UK.
Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays, M17 1TZ
Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to represent a globe shattered by conflict. it reveals how war shapes lives through powerful exhibitions, the Big Picture (a 360 degree light and sound show), tours, object handling sessions, and family activities all available daily. A great attraction for a family day out.
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, M3 4AP
Occupying the site of Liverpool Road Station, the world's oldest surviving railway station, the museum collections and activities celebrate science and industry specifically the regions rich and continuing contribution. It's permanent galleries such as the Air and Space gallery and Communications gallery are complemented by an exciting temporary exhibition programme.
Oxford Road, M13 9PL
The Manchester Museum is home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the United Kingdom. The collection includes objects from prehistoric Egypt (c. 10,000 BC) to the Byzantine era, up to around AD 600. The Manchester Museum collection numbers almost 4.25 million specimens and objects from animals, plants and minerals to human remains.
People’s History Museum
Left Bank, M3 3ER
The People’s History Museum tells the dramatic story of the British working class’s struggle for democracy and social justice - told at the only national museum in Manchester, the radical city where it belongs.
Manchester United Museum & Tour
Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA
Immerse yourself in the history of the world’s most famous clubs. A great behind the scenes tour of the day to day running of the club, including visits to the changing rooms and players lounge. Experience the magnificent trophy room, test your skills and enjoy the atmosphere inside the ‘Theatre of Dreams’- it certainly is a day to remember.
Places of Interest
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street, M2 3WS
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also programmes its own classical music season, the International Concert Series.
John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate, M3 3EH
Home to many rare books and manuscripts and what is believed to be the oldest existing New Testament document. Housing part of one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country with more than 4 million printed books and manuscripts.
Long Millgate, M3 1SB
The nation’s first free public library. Founded in 1653, this is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. The buildings date from the second quarter of the fifteenth century. Open to readers and visitors free of charge by appointment.
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. The Mansion, Gardens, Farm, Old Hall, 1,000 acre deer park and speciality shops offer something for everyone along with over 100 events annually.
Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR
On the edge of the Peak District, nestling within sweeping moorland, Lyme Park is a magnificent estate. Its wild remoteness and powerful beauty contrast with one of the most famous country-house images in England – the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Discover a colourful family history – from rescuing the Black Prince, sailing into exile with the Duke of Windsor, to the writing of the hit series Upstairs Downstairs.
Prestwich, M25 2SW
Heaton Park, covering an area approximately 600 acres is the biggest park in Greater Manchester, England and one of the biggest municipal parks in Europe. The animal centre is open all year round and the boating lake opens during the summer months.
The Lowry Hotel has an onsite car park and offers valet parking. For all visits during the day there will be a charge of 8 pounds per car and for all overnight stays a charge of 15 pounds will be applicable.
On - site parking at The Lowry Hotel is subject to availability and we reserve the right to allocate spaces for overnight residents of The Lowry Hotel.