5 Attractions You Cannot Miss!
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A little outside Manchester’s city centre you’ll find a theatre and art gallery famous for Northwest English depictions through paintings and displays. It attracts millions of visitors each year who enjoy world-class exhibitions that flourish with class. The Lowry may be free, but you’ll end up spending a few at the restaurants, shops and bars around the area.
Imperial War Museum North
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The Imperial War Museum is a must visit for those into battle strategy or military hardware. It explores the effect modern conflict has on citizens in a society. The museum will take you through a chronological sequence of displays based on a certain theme with audio visual presentations.
The museum was built by architect Daniel Libeskind who aimed to create three shards. Each shard represents a hypothetical world which has been destroyed by conflict—air, earth, and water. You’ll have a 55m high view of Manchester’s skyline when you enter with the air shard.
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Old Trafford is the official ground to one of the world’s most famous football clubs, Manchester United F.C. It’s been an iconic part of millions of fans around the world, many who travel that distance to watch a 90 minute football game. A trip to Old Trafford makes it more memorable if you take the tour. It includes a visit to the changing rooms, the stands, the players’ lounge, and a walk in the tunnel. You’ll be taken through the club’s museum, the history of the club, and your favourite goals.
Whitworth Art Gallery
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With the Manchester Museum right around the corner, a visit to the Whitworth Art Gallery makes for a perfect activity to fit into your day. It holds over 50,000 displays and items; notable collections of sculptures, wallpapers, watercolours, and textiles. You’ll find many galleries devoted to inspirational works from Rembrandt and Dürer to David Hockney and Lucien Freud. The high-end art aside, you’ll be most shocked by the group of rooms covered with wallpaper—and wallpaper only. It’s to make a point that horrible flower patterns and bland pastels are not the end of home décor.
The Royal Exchange Theatre
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The award-winning theatre is located in the heart of the city, amongst the best Manchester hotels. They do everything from classics such as Tennessee Williams, William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Noel Coward, and Oscar Wilde to newer productions. The Royal Exchange Theatre has hosted over 125 premiers in the 760-seated auditorium which gives a view from all angles. The Theatre is surrounded by The Great Hall which holds the Round restaurant, the Craft shop, Bar Exchange, the Information Point, the Education Lounge, and the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions.
Sohaib is an adventure travel addict and is on a quest to check all of Europe off his ‘list’. He is currently in Manchester, trying to find the country’s hidden gems. When he isn’t around and about, you’ll find him writing for HotelClub, a website for booking hotels and more.