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Museums & Galleries in Manchester
Discover Manchester's must-see museums with our round up of the city's top cultural attractions.
Museum of Science & Industry
About: The Museum of Science and Industry is a must-visit attraction. Discover the city's rich legacy of world-changing industrial innovations and scientific discoveries. From the world's first industrial city to 24-hour party capital, MOSI takes you on a journey through Manchester's heritage.
Address: Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3 4FP
Telephone: 0161 832 2244
Imperial War Museum
About: IWM offers a free day out like no other. The award winning museum explores how our lives have been shaped by war, from a soldier’s last letter home, to the fall of New York City's World Trade Center.
Address: The Quays, Wharf Road, M17 1TZ
Telephone: 0161 836 4000
National Football Museum
About: The National Football Museum is home to over 140,000 pieces of footballing memorabilia - including the FIFA Collection. The museum explores the beautiful game through world class exhibitions and displays, looking at football from every angle, telling the stories that matter the most.
Address: Urbis Building, Manchester, M4 3BG
Telephone: 0161 605 8200
People's History Museum
About: The People's History Museum in Spinningfields, is the UK's national centre for information relating to the working people of Britain. The museum’s main galleries, Changing Exhibition Gallery and Community Gallery are all free.
Address: Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER
Telephone: 0161 838 9190
Manchester Art Gallery
About: Manchester Art Gallery is a place where everyone can discover, enjoy and learn about art. The gallery is home to a rich collection of 17th century European art, Pre- Raphaelite paintings, Craft & Design and Contemporary art.
Address: Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Telephone: 0161 235 8888
Museum of Transport
About: The Museum is based in one of Manchester's earliest bus garages and is home to one of the largest collections of its kind in the country. An elaborately painted Victorian open-top horse drawn bus, and a streamlined prototype of Manchester’s Metrolink tram are among the vehicles on display.
Address: Boyle Street, Manchester, M8 8UW
Telephone: 0161 205 2122
About: Manchester Museum features two floors of fun and fascinating exhibits, dedicated to archaeology, anthropology and natural history. The museum's displays include fossils, rocks and minerals, stuffed animals, birds and insects, money, and archaeological finds.
Address: Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Telephone: 0161 275 2634