Manchester is a large city in the United Kingdom, centrally located in England. The city was an important textile industry city, making Manchester the archetype of a textile city, partly because Flemish weavers settled in the city at that time. The industrial past is still clearly visible in Manchester. Famous sights or buildings in the city include: the Manchester Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum North located in Trafford Park, the neo-Gothic John Rylands Library, the Museum of Science and Industry, (MOSI), the tallest building in Manchester: the Beetham Tower and the two major football stadiums: Old Trafford (Manchester United) and Etihad Stadium (Manchester City).

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Manchester is a large city in the United Kingdom, centrally located in England. The city was an important textile industry city, making Manchester the archetype of a textile city, partly because Flemish weavers settled in the city at that time. The industrial past is still clearly visible in Manchester. Famous sights or buildings in the city include: the Manchester Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum North located in Trafford Park, the neo-Gothic John Rylands Library, the Museum of Science and Industry, (MOSI), the tallest building in Manchester: the Beetham Tower and the two major football stadiums: Old Trafford (Manchester United) and Etihad Stadium (Manchester City).

There are 19 museums in Manchester.

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Exhibitions in Manchester

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Revolution Manchester Gallery
01Nov

Revolution Manchester Gallery

Discover the story of our historic site, get on board with the transport revolution and uncover Manchester’s aviation history. Weave your way around Cottonopolis, discover why small is beautiful in M...
Textiles Gallery
01Nov

Textiles Gallery

Dubbed 'Cottonopolis', Manchester was once the international centre of the world’s cotton industry. The city imported up to a billion tonnes of raw cotton a year, towns like Bolton and Preston became...
Power Hall
01Nov

Power Hall

Discover the machinery that powered mills all over the North West and helped to shape our world. Once a railway transit shed, the Power Hall is now home to some of our locomotives, rolling stock and...
'Household Commotion’: Elizabeth Gaskell and the ‘awful treasure’ of her servants, 1832-1865.
31May

'Household Commotion’: Elizabeth Gaskell and the ‘awful treasure’ of her servants, 1832-1865.

This new interactive exhibition explores in detail some of the individual servants that worked for the Gaskell family including Hearn, Elizabeth’s faithful housekeeper, and Will Preston, the outdoor s...

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