27 Sights in Manchester, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Manchester, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 27 sights are available in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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1. Cenotaph

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Manchester Cenotaph is a war memorial in St Peter's Square, Manchester, England. Manchester was late in commissioning a First World War memorial compared with most British towns and cities; the city council did not convene a war memorial committee until 1922. The committee quickly achieved its target of raising £10,000 but finding a suitable location for the monument proved controversial. The preferred site in Albert Square would have required the removal and relocation of other statues and monuments, and was opposed by the city's artistic bodies. The next choice was Piccadilly Gardens, an area already identified for a possible art gallery and library; but in the interests of speedier delivery, the memorial committee settled on St Peter's Square. The area within the square had been purchased by the City Council in 1906, having been the site of the former St Peter's Church; whose sealed burial crypts remained with burials untouched and marked above ground by a memorial stone cross. Negotiations to remove these stalled so the construction of the cenotaph proceeded with the cross and burials in situ.

Wikipedia: Manchester Cenotaph (EN)

2. Hulme Hippodrome

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The Hulme Hippodrome in Manchester, England, is a Grade 2 listed building, a proscenium arch theatre with two galleries and a side hall. It was originally known as the Grand Junction Theatre and Floral Hall, and opened on 7 October 1901 on the former main road of Preston Street, Hulme. It was also used for repertory theatre in 1940s, and for BBC outside broadcasts between 1950 and 1956. The theatre has been closed since 2018 and a campaign group exists to bring it back into use as a community resource. The stage doors are on Warwick Street. Its local name in memoirs and records is 'The Hipp'.

Wikipedia: Hulme Hippodrome (EN)

3. Manchester Art Gallery

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Manchester Art Gallery, formerly Manchester City Art Gallery, is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre. The main gallery premises were built for a learned society in 1823 and today its collection occupies three connected buildings, two of which were designed by Sir Charles Barry. Both Barry's buildings are listed. The building that links them was designed by Hopkins Architects following an architectural design competition managed by RIBA Competitions. It opened in 2002 following a major renovation and expansion project undertaken by the art gallery.

Wikipedia: Manchester Art Gallery (EN), Website

4. Peterloo Memorial

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The Peterloo Memorial is a memorial in Manchester, England, commemorating the Peterloo Massacre. Designs for the memorial by the artist Jeremy Deller were unveiled in November 2018. It is sited close to the site of the massacre and was unveiled on 14 August 2019. It comprises a series of concentric circular stone steps engraved with the names of the 18 victims and the places the marchers had come from, rising to 6 feet (1.8 m) at the centre. The lack of disabled access to the monument has been criticised.

Wikipedia: Peterloo Memorial (EN)

5. Alexandra Park

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Alexandra Park is a 60-acre (24 ha) park in Manchester, England, designed by Alexander Gordon Hennell, and opened to the public in 1870. The lodge and gateways are the work of Alfred Darbyshire. The park was developed by Manchester Corporation before the area was incorporated into the city, the site being purchased in 1864 from William Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton. The roads to the East and West sides of the park were named Princess Road and Alexandra Road, also in honour of Princess Alexandra.

Wikipedia: Alexandra Park, Manchester (EN)

6. Manchester Museum

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Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford Road (A34) at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

Wikipedia: Manchester Museum (EN)

7. Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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84 Plymouth Grove, now known as Elizabeth Gaskell's House, is a writer's house museum in Manchester. The Grade II* listed neoclassical villa was the residence of William and Elizabeth Gaskell from 1850 till their deaths in 1884 and 1865 respectively. The Gaskell household continued to occupy the villa after the deaths of Elizabeth and William. The death of Elizabeth Gaskell's daughter, Margaret Emily "Meta" Gaskell, in 1913, brought to an end the Gaskells' residence there.

Wikipedia: 84 Plymouth Grove (EN), Website

8. Mamucium

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Mamucium, also known as Mancunium, is a former Roman fort in the Castlefield area of Manchester in North West England. The castrum, which was founded c. AD 79 within the Roman province of Roman Britain, was garrisoned by a cohort of Roman auxiliaries near two major Roman roads running through the area. Several sizeable civilian settlements containing soldiers' families, merchants and industry developed outside the fort. The area is a protected Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Wikipedia: Mamucium (EN), Heritage Website

9. Edgar Wood Centre

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The Edgar Wood Centre is a former Church of Christ, Scientist building in Victoria Park, Manchester, England. The church was designed by Edgar Wood in 1903. Nikolaus Pevsner considered it "the only religious building in Lancashire that would be indispensable in a survey of twentieth century church design in all England." It is a Grade I listed building and has been on the Heritage at Risk Register published by Historic England.

Wikipedia: Edgar Wood Centre (EN)

10. Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation Synagogue

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Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation is a large Ashkenazi Orthodox synagogue located in North Manchester, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1935, and in 2010 had between 500 and 749 members. Under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Reverend Leslie Olsberg MBE led the congregation for 35 years until his death in 2008. Rabbi Daniel Walker succeeded him, and currently heads the congregation. Yehuda Marx is the hazzan.

Wikipedia: Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation (EN)

11. Darul Aman Mosque

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The Darul Amaan Mosque is an Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Manchester, England. Located in Hulme, immediately south of Manchester city centre, the mosque is only a walking distance from the University of Manchester's South Campus. Built at a cost of over £1 million, the mosque was opened in 2012 by Caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad, at a grand inauguration session attracting over 1,500 guests and dignitaries.

Wikipedia: Darul Amaan Mosque, Manchester (EN)

12. Victoria Baths

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Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building, in the Chorlton-on-Medlock area of Manchester, in northwest England. The Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build. Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993 and the building was left empty. A multimillion-pound restoration project began in 2007. As of 2009, the building is on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register.

Wikipedia: Victoria Baths (EN)

13. Didsbury Methodist Church

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St Paul's Methodist Church is a former Methodist church in the Manchester suburb of Didsbury. The building was designed by the architect H. H. Vale as a church for the nearby Wesleyan Theological Institution and opened in 1877. The building was converted into an office space in 1990. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: St Paul's Methodist Church, Didsbury (EN)

14. St Nicholas

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The Church of St Nicholas, Kingsway, Burnage, Manchester, is a Modernist church of 1930–2 by N. F. Cachemaille-Day, Lander and Welch. It was enlarged in 1964 with a bay on the west side, also by Cachemaille-Day. Pevsner describes the church as "a milestone in the history of church architecture in England". The church was designated a Grade II* listed building on 10 October 1980.

Wikipedia: Church of St Nicholas, Burnage (EN)

15. The Holy Name Catholic Church

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The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus on Oxford Road, Manchester, England was designed by Joseph A. Hansom and built between 1869 and 1871. The tower, designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott, was erected in 1928 in memory of Fr Bernard Vaughan, SJ. The church has been Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England since 1989, having previously been Grade II* listed since 1963.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Manchester (EN)

16. Manchester Islamic Centre & Didsbury Mosque

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The Didsbury Mosque, and the Manchester Islamic Centre, are co-located on Burton Road, West Didsbury, in Manchester, England. The building was originally the "Albert Park Methodist Chapel", which opened for worship in 1883, but in 1962 the chapel closed and was later converted into a mosque. It has an attendance of around 1,000 people. The mosque Sheikh is Mustafa Abdullah Graf.

Wikipedia: Didsbury Mosque (EN), Website

17. Saint James' Church

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St James' Church is in Great Cheetham Street East, Broughton, Greater Manchester, England. It is an active Anglican parish church, in the deanery of Salford, the archdeaconry of Salford, and the diocese of Manchester. Its benefice has been combined with those of St John the Evangelist, Broughton, and St Clement with St Matthias, Lower Broughton.

Wikipedia: St James' Church, Broughton (EN)

18. Bridgewater Hall

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The Bridgewater Hall is a concert venue in Manchester city centre, England. It cost around £42 million to build in the 1990s, and hosts over 250 performances a year. It is home to the 165-year-old Hallé Orchestra as well as to the Hallé Choir and Hallé Youth Orchestra and it serves as the main concert venue for the BBC Philharmonic.

Wikipedia: Bridgewater Hall (EN), Website

19. Great Northern

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The Great Northern Warehouse is the former railway goods warehouse of the Great Northern Railway in Manchester city centre, England, which was refurbished into a leisure complex in 1999. The building is at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. It was granted Grade II* listed building status in 1974.

Wikipedia: Great Northern Warehouse (EN)

20. Albert Memorial

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Albert Square is a public square in the centre of Manchester, England. It is dominated by its largest building, the Grade I listed Manchester Town Hall, a Victorian Gothic building by Alfred Waterhouse. Other smaller buildings from the same period surround it, many of which are listed.

Wikipedia: Albert Square, Manchester (EN)

21. Whitworth Park

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Whitworth Park is a public park in south Manchester, England, and the location of the Whitworth Art Gallery. To the north are the University of Manchester's student residences known as "Toblerones". It was historically in Chorlton on Medlock but is now included in the Moss Side ward.

Wikipedia: Whitworth Park (EN)

22. St Clement's

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St Clement's Church is an active Anglican parish church in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England. Its daughter church, St Barnabas, serves the Barlow Moor estate and south Chorlton. St Clement's is in the Hulme deanery in the diocese of Manchester.

Wikipedia: St Clement's Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy (EN)

23. Cross Street Chapel

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Cross Street Chapel is a Unitarian church in central Manchester, England. It is a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians. Its present minister is Cody Coyne.

Wikipedia: Cross Street Chapel (EN)

24. DC Stephen Oake memorial

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DC Stephen Robin Oake, was a police officer serving as an anti-terrorism detective with Greater Manchester Police in the United Kingdom who was murdered while attempting to arrest a suspected terrorist in Manchester on 14 January 2003.

Wikipedia: Murder of Stephen Oake (EN)

25. Brookfield Church

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Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, Manchester, England is a Victorian Gothic church. It is a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella body for British Unitarians.

Wikipedia: Brookfield Unitarian Church (EN)

26. Parish Church of St John Chrysostom

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Saint Chrysostom's Church is the Anglican parish church in Victoria Park, Manchester, England. The church is of the Anglo-Catholic tradition, and also has a strong tradition of being inclusive and welcoming.

Wikipedia: St Chrysostom's Church, Victoria Park (EN)

27. Jamia Mosque

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North Manchester Jamia Mosque is a mosque in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester, run under the headship of Qamaruzzaman Azmi by the Ibadur-Rahman Trust. It is one of the largest Muslim centres in Europe.

Wikipedia: North Manchester Jamia Mosque (EN)


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