4 Mar 2020 - 3 minutes

Manchester's best museums

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Are you looking for a culture fix? The history of Manchester is no more apparent that when you walk around the city. From the Conttonopolis era and the industrial revolution, to the legendary music scene Manchester is bursting with stories and culture. The excellent exhibitions showcase Tutankhamun to Alex Ferguson and everything in between. Take a look at some of our favourites below:

Football Museum

There are not many cities in the world more synonymous with football than Manchester. So, it's no wonder that the city has a fantastic football museum. The glass building located just outside Manchester cathedral boosts six stories filled with educational sections where you can learn about football and the media, stadiums, competitions to just the beautiful game itself for football novices. But where the museum comes into its own is the interactive exhibitions. From classic football games like flick to kick, FIFA, penalty shootout area, shoot stopper zone (testing your keeping reactions) as well as a place to get your photo lifting some of the world most famous football trophies. Whether you're a football fanatic, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester it's a perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Imperial War Museum

Designed by Daniel Libeskind the imperial war museum is one of the most spectacular buildings in the. Its striking Aluminium clad structure looks like it's from a future decade. This modern building was created to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, with interactive exhibitions using film, photographs and music to showcase what life was like in conflict from our shores to around the world. Educational and incredibly moving exhibitions in an awe-inspiring building ensure, IWM is on your list on must-see places within the city.

Science and Industry Museum

You may think a museum based on science and industry would be in a run-down building filled with old equipment and photographs. You couldn't be more wrong; this museum was designed with children in mind. All the exhibitions are intended to be fun, vibrant and interactive, capturing your imagination from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds and located in the beautiful Grade 1 listed building which was once the terminus of the world's first inter-city railway. Celebrate Manchester varied and exciting industrial heritage at one of the best museums in the North West.

Manchester Museum

The largest in our selection of Museums is the Manchester Museum. This grand building houses all the normal collections you would expect from a museum of this size, including the best from archaeology, anthropology, natural history and endangered species. The beautiful building designed by acclaimed architect Alfred Waterhouse – who was the brain behind the Natural History Museum in London makes the Manchester Museum a must-see. New exhibitions ensure that you will see something new on every visit.

Peoples History Museum

The People's History Museum philosophy is simply it is 'the home of ideas worth fighting for', with exhibitions about democracy, equality, justice and co-operation. They have over 1384 sqm of exhibition space and attract over 125, 000 people each year. This museum breaks the norm and focuses on ordinary working people of Britain and gives a fascinating opportunity to learn about democracy and the history of the civil rights and Labour movement. The building is light, airy and welcoming we would recommend a visit.

The Whitworth

A £15 million gallery development in 2015 transformed the gallery, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home. From historical exhibitions to contemporary commissions, there is a continually changing programme of exhibitions, talks, outdoor events and music, so they have something for everyone.

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