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TEL: 0161 819 1161


  • By appointment
  • Guided tours - Small and Large Parties
  • Day, Evenings and Weekends
  • Full Hospitality can be arranged
  • German and French translators available
  • Corporate packages available
Tours £5.95 per person which includes a Free Pint of Boddingtons
  • Social or Corporate Events
  • Exclusive use of Brewery Tap
  • e.g.
    • Race evening
    • Karaoke events
    • Casino
    • Beer/Wine tasting

Conference Rooms available (20) with 3 syndicate rooms, full pub style lunch and facilities

0161 819 1161

T Shirts £7.50
Pens £3.50
Polo Shirts £10.00

Imperial War Museum
Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1TZ (0870) 220 3435
Imperial War Museum The Museum, situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford, offers people of all ages thought-provoking displays and direct access to the Museum's collections to gain a greater understanding of the enormous impact of war on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Imperial War Museum North opens in Trafford on 5 July 2002, admission free. The Museum will be closed to the public for the Royal Opening on 24 July 2002.

Open: Mon - Sun, 10am - 6pm; Admission: Free

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M5 2BH; 0161 876 2000

The Lowry is unlike anything you will have seen before, one look at the building and it is easy to see that this is something else. But that's only the half of it. It's the idea behind the Lowry that sets it apart.

There are art galleries of course, but there is also theatre, opera and ballet. Also theres cabaret, comedy and jazz. There are shops and restaurants. And there is Artworks, which really is a world apart.

No matter how many times you go, twice a day, twice a year, there will always be something different. The Lowry is there to be discovered, explored and enjoyed. It is there for everyone and much of it is free.

The Lowry has transformed Salford Quays. Come and see for yourself. It's easy to access and worth a look. The building captures that unusual combination of functionality and beauty, as water and light shimmer across stainless steel and glass.

But it is inside The Lowry that the drama unfolds with not one, but two theaters. Back to Back, each with its own unique atmosphere. Stroll around the Promenade and Galleries. Add this to the fun of Artworks where you can interact with the exhibits on a creative journey.

Click here to be taken to our Directions & Contact details, or to learn more about the Lowry Galleria Development

Open: 9:30am to Midnight; Admission: Free for Lowry Collection, Others Prices Vary

Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill road, M8 8LW (0161) 834 9879

Manchester's Jewish history is recorded and displayed in this museum, housed in the restored Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. Exhibitions show everyday life in the community back to the 1740s. Education programme, demonstrations, music and talks. Please apply for a calendar of events. Wheelchair access for ground floor only. Maximum group size is fifty (book early).

Open: Mon - Thu 10:30am - 4:00pm; Sun 10:30am - 5:00pm; Fri by prior arrangement for groups; Admission: (Adult:) £2.50; (Child / Concessions:) £1.75; (Family ticket:) £6.50; group rates on application.

The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL (0161) 275 2634

Travel through time and discover ancient civilisations. Come and see the 2000-year-old Egyptian mummies and the footprint of a Mancunian dinosaur! Also, live snakes and crocodilians. Limited wheelchair access. Temporary exhibition programme.

Open: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm; Admission: free.

Manchester United Museum & Trophy Room
Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA (0161) 877 4002

When the Manchester United Museum & Trophy Room opened in 1986, it was Britain's first purpose-built football museum. It covers the history of United from its inception in 1878 right up to the present day, in words, pictures, sound and vision. There are more than 1000 frequently updated exhibits as well as a full programme of exhibitions. Guided tours of the stadium are held at regular times each day the museum is open (excluding match days).

Open: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 4:00pm; Admission: (Adults:) £2.95; (Children/senior citizens:) £1.95, under fives go free. (Family ticket:) £6.95. Group rates available, special rates for MUFC members on production of relevant voucher. TOURS NOT INCLUDED IN ADMISSION PRICE.

Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3 4FP (0161) 832 1830

An award-winning museum where you can get your hands on the exhibits, find out about the world's first industrial city, see the 'planes that made flying history and enjoy an outstanding programme of changing exhibitions.

Take your pick from enthralling galleries including the brand-new Xperiment, where you can get hands-on with interactive exhibits. Other galleries include the Power Hall, Air & Space Hall, Underground Manchester (with a trip into a Victorian Sewer!) and Fibres, Fabrics and Fashion with demonstrations of working cotton machinery.

Open: every day (exc. 24/25/26 Dec) 10:00am - 5:00pm;
Admission to the Museums permanent galleries is FREE - charges apply for the Special Exhibitions.

Museum of Transport
Boyle Street, Cheetham M8 8UW

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of public road transport in Greater Manchester from horse-drawn bus to Metrolink. Small exhibits and archives. Special event days. Gift shop and tea rooms.

Open: Sat, Sun, Wed and Bank Hols., 10:00am - 5:00pm; Admission: (Adult:) £2.50; (Childrem & senior citizens:) £1.50. (Family:) £7.00. Group and season tickets available.

Pankhurst Centre
60-62 Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-medlock M13 9WP (0161) 273 5673

Number 62 is one of the two Georgian houses where the Women's Social and Political Union was formed in 1903. The Pankhurst Parlour and the gardens are in Edwardian style. Suffrage Movement exhibition. Resources for women including meeting rooms, exhibition space, craft workshops and creche.

Open: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm; Admission: free.

The Pump House: People's History Museum
Bridge Street
M3 3ER
Tel:(0161) 839 6061

Exhibitions and displays reconstruct the lives of ordinary people of the past 200 years, from Victorian cotton workers to today's footballers. The Pump House also has a unique collection of banners. Guided tours available for groups. Full education service for schools and colleges.

Open: Tue - Sun and Bank Hol Mon 11:00am - 4:30pm;
Admission: free.

Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG (0161) 907 9099
Urbis Welcome to Urbis - a new kind of museum exploring life in different cities of the world. Urbis is a new, shimmering, glass building rising high above Manchester.

Inside, state-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits lead you through an inspirational journey exploring life in different cities of the world, focusing especially on Manchester, Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Paris and Tokyo.

Your visit to Urbis begins with a one-minute sky glide in The Glass Elevator.

With the city as backdrop, you then explore, at your own pace, four cascading themed floors of fascinating, intriguing and entertaining exhibits: Arrive, Change, Order and Explore.

Open: Mon - Sun, 10am - 6pm; Admission: Adults £5, Concessions: £3.50, Children £3.50, Children under 8: Free, Family Passes Available

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