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Top sights in Manchester

Famous for its rich sports history, iconic Victorian architecture, and busy streets, travelers will never run out of things to do in Manchester. Tourists can immerse in history at museums in the day, and experience the local indie music and nightlife afterwards. The Northern English city is often visited from May to August, with its warm weather making it easy to explore.

Old Trafford

Home to the iconic major league football club, Manchester United, Old Trafford is the city’s home football stadium. Sports fans wouldn’t want to miss the chance to visit the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom, while in the city. Visitors can explore the stadium’s award-winning museum and immerse themselves in the history and triumphs of the team, as well as tour the stadium’s dressing room, press room, and more. Head over in August and experience the excitement of the city with the beginning of the football season.
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National Football Museum

A must visit in Manchester for sports fans roaming the city, the National Football Museum is England’s only national museum dedicated to sharing the history, highlights, and facts about football culture. Enjoy a closer look at over 140,000 sports memorabilias and trophies as you explore. Kids won’t want to miss the fun discovery zone, as well as the chance to test out their skills with exciting simulators. Experience the peak excitement over football in the month of August, the beginning of the season.
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Science and Industry Museum

Spend a day out with the kids discovering Manchester’s major developments in science, technology, and industry at the Science and Industry Museum. Learn more about the Industrial Revolution, aerospace advancements, and stories of how technology changed the world as you explore over 250 years worth of history at the museum’s gallery and exhibition halls. Get a chance to stand on the actual site of the Manchester Liverpool Road, the world’s first passenger railway station, where the museum is located.
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The Lowry

If theatre and the arts is what you’re searching for while in Manchester, head to the city’s impressive theatre and gallery complex, The Lowry, at Salford Quays. Catch big musical productions or intimate concerts, at the complex’s The Lyric and Quays theatre, the former being the largest stage in England outside of London! The art complex is open all year-round and is a host to changing exhibitions featuring the masterpieces of 20th-century painter LS Lowry, who the landmark is named after.
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