Attractions in Manchester

There really are hundreds of top Manchester attractions that offer great things to do for children and adults alike. A huge number of attractions in Manchester are free including Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, the Museum of Science and Industry, Imperial War Museum North, and the People's History Museum, as well as the fantastic National Football Museum.

For something different, why not head to The Lowry at Salford Quays, home to three stunning theatres and galleries, or Knowsley Safari Park for an amazing Safari Drive. For a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, The John Rylands Library is not to be missed. Grab a slice of the action at one of Manchester's world-famous football clubs, with a stadium tour at either Manchester United or Manchester City, or check out world-class cricket at Emirates Old Trafford.

Family friendly attractions are in abundance in Greater Manchester, with a number of museum and galleries offering things for the kids to do, or head into the great outdoors to one of the city region's parks and gardens, some of which offer impressive stately homes to admire. Immerse yourself in the heritage and history of Greater Manchester or try out a unique experience such as indoor skydiving or stepping back in time to see the old Stockport Air Raid shelters. Or if you're heading to Greater Manchester as a group, why not enjoy a boozy day on a brewery or distillery tour.