Things to do and places of interest in Manchester
Manchester is rich in cultural activities, sights, and art galleries. While visiting, there are several notable attractions to put on your top must-see list, including:
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
See multiple floors of exhibitions and displays, including mammals from around the world, birds, and collections from South America. Fossils and different minerals are also on display, and it is a child-friendly attraction.
Manchester Art Gallery
If you have an eye and passion for the arts, the Manchester Art Gallery is the perfect site to stop and visit. Located on Mosley Street in the city centre, you see a collection of fine and decorative art with a free admission ticket.
Also located in the city centre, Urbis hosts exhibitions that include everything from art, fashion, urban lifestyle, and live talks. Also, Urbis is the home of the National Football Museum.
Museum of Science and Industry
Located on the site of the world’s first passenger railway, here you learn about the industry and science behind Manchester with exhibits teaching you about technology, communications, and transportation.
Other Notable Attractions Include:
- Manchester Town Hall
- Manchester Cathedral
- Victoria Baths
- Manchester Shopping Malls
- Salford Quays
- The Imperial War Museum
- Old Trafford
- Castlefield Urban Heritage Park
- The Greater Manchester Police Museum
Tips and tricks for visiting Manchester
Hail Black Cabs
Private taxis are uninsured if they pick up a passenger that has not booked in advance. Fares for the Manchester Licensed Area are shown on the meter inside the cab, while destinations outside the licensed area will incur fees decided by the driver.
Watch Football without the High Prices
Watching football at Old Trafford is expensive. Look for charity, friendly, and open training session matches instead to save on ticket prices.
Tipping in Manchester
To tip a waiter or waitress, you should generally offer to leave 10 to 15 percent of the bill total. When using a credit card to pay, make sure the staff receives the gratuity and not the restaurant.
Parking in the City
Parking for paid parking spaces is expensive, but after 6:00 pm and on Sundays, parking is free.
26 and Under Discounts
To see a show at the theatre, you may qualify for the “A Night Less Ordinary Initiative discount that gives you free tickets if you are under 26.