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31 Free Things to do in Manchester – Travel Free

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Manchester is an amazing place to visit and is a city that has a variety of options for tourists to enjoy, with hardly any pocket pinch. From activities where you can learn from your experiences to places where you can go relax and have fun.

Here are 31 free things to do in Manchester –

  1. The Northern Quarter of Manchester
  2. Chetham’s Library
  3. Heaton Park
  4. The Museum of Science and Industry
  5. The Metroshuttle
  6. The Runway Visitor Park
  7. Manchester Cathedral
  8. Stamford Park
  9. Portico Library
  10. Bridgewater Canal
  11. Congleton Paddling Pool
  12. The Lowry
  13. Queen’s Park Heywood
  14. The Whitworth Art Gallery
  15. National Football Museum
  16. Fletcher Moss and Botanicals
  17. John Ryland’s Library
  18. Piccadilly Records
  19. Barton Swing Aqueduct
  20. Lunchtime Concert at the Chetham’s School of Music
  21. Walking Tours
  22. Manchester Art Gallery
  23. Affleck’s
  24. Castlefield
  25. People’s History Museum
  26. Prestwick Forest Park
  27. Media City
  28. Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
  29. Albert Square
  30. Manchester Town Hall
  31. Trafford Centre

 

  1. The Northern Quarter of Manchester
    the northern quarter of manchester
    The Northern Quarter of the city is one of the places where the vibrant culture is easily identifiable. Without any of the modern, generic chain stores, it is a perfect place to visit to satiate your appetite for art, boutiques, bars, and everything vintage.
  2. Chetham’s Library
    chethams library
    With upwards of 100,000 printed books, the collection of this library is recognized for its historical value. What’s best about the library, is that it is completely free to visit and soak in the words that have been left behind by ages past.
  3. Heaton Park
    heaton park
    The largest urban park in Manchester, it is full of activities like tennis courts, boating, an observatory, an adventure playground, to name but a few.
  4. The Museum of Science and Industry
    the museum of science and industry
    The Museum of Science and Industry is a sight to behold, with 5 buildings containing the Manchester’s past, present, and future.
  5. The Metroshuttle
    the metroshuttle
    The Metro shuttle is a free transport service provided by Manchester to travel to and fro Manchester’s market and business areas.
  6. The Runway Visitor Park
    the runway visitor park
    Located near Manchester’s airport, this spot is great to visit, observe and even board planes. With recreational shops nearby, this free destination is a great option for those enthused about planes.
  7. Manchester Cathedral
    manchester cathedral
    The Gothic style of architecture, though once damaged by the IRA bombing, has since been repaired and retains the beauty and grace that it is famous for.
  8. Stamford Park
    stamford park
    In the central Greater Manchester, this park has facilities like an aviary, open green area, boating, and water fountains, making it a destination for people of all ages.
  9. Portico Library
    protico library
    The grand interior of this library has an amazing collection of books. You don’t need to be a registered member to visit this library and former newsroom.
  10. Bridgewater Canal
    bridgewater canal
    Built 250 years ago by the Duke of Bridgewater, the canal held a key role in the Industrial Revolution. With refreshments on either side of the canal, the towpath provides an excellent method to traverse its entire length.
  11. Congleton Paddling Pool
    Congleton Paddling Pool
    Just as the name suggests, this pool is perfect for summer and is usually very busy because of its popularity with children.
  12. The Lowry
    the lowry
    L. S. Lowry’s work is displayed in this building, and also has a theatre which provides entertainment alongside the bars and restaurants.
  13. Queen’s Park Heywood
    Queen’s Park Heywood
    Home to an amazing children’s playground, this park also has a great gym, alongside an outdoor theatre, tennis courts and a BMX track.
  14. The Whitworth Art Gallery
    The Whitworth Art Gallery
    A variety of fine art can be found in this Art Gallery, which also has a beautiful outdoors section with a Landscape Gallery and Art Garden.
  15. National Football Museum
    national football museum
    A visit to Manchester is not complete without football. This museum has everything needed to learn about the Nation’s favourite sport alongside activities.
  16. Fletcher Moss and Botanicals
    Fletcher Moss and Botanicals
    The park is cared for and filled with different sorts of birds while being home to tennis courts and football pitches.
  17. John Ryland’s Library
    John Ryland’s Library
    Paying homage to one of the city’s top industrialists, this library has unique architecture and a good collection of books.
  18. Piccadilly Records
    picadilly records
    The strong music scene in Manchester can now be found here, in the form of records from Oasis, Stone Roses and Take That. It is located in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and has won awards for its collections.
  19. Barton Swing Aqueduct
    Barton Swing Aqueduct
    The aqueduct carries the Bridgewater canal across the shipping canal and has swings which are a unique feature.
  20. Lunchtime Concert at the Chetham’s School of Music
    Lunchtime Concert at the Chetham’s School of Music
    The biggest music school in the United Kingdom provides lunchtime music and 45-minute concerts portraying solo artists or whole ensembles.
  21. Walking Tours
    walking tours
    A great way to get a sense of the city is with the help of the Walking Tours apps, which highlight landmarks and point out the hidden secrets of the city.
  22. Manchester Art Gallery
    manchester art gallery
    This gallery is home to 25000 pieces of beautiful art and crafts. Manchester Art Gallery hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
  23. Affleck’s
    afflecks
    This is a market made for the difference that it portrays, being indoors and with goods and services like tattoo parlours, sweets, record shops, etc. to browse through.
  24. Castlefield
    castlefield
    Castlefield is a conservation site in Manchester and is next to River Irwell and Medlock. Dating back to the Roman Times, this is perfect for a trip down ages past of times long gone by.
  25. People’s History Museum
    people history museum
    Talking about times long gone by, the People’s History Museum covers the history of the struggle of the British Working Class to achieve equality and has a number of engrossing exhibitions.
  26. Prestwick Forest Park
    prestwick forest park
    A perfect hidden destination, this is one of the most peaceful parks, be it for a walk or a picnic.
  27. Media City
    media city
    This is the home of the BBC, and may also be the location of most of the famous TV programmes which air. You can be a part of the audience for one of the shows, or take in the sights and sounds from the picturesque location.
  28. Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
    centre for chinese contemporary art
    With a number of exhibitions and a history of featuring amazing artists, the Centre also hosts talks and various kinds of workshops most of which are free to participate in.
  29. Albert Square
    albert square
    The Manchester Christmas Market is one of the many events that take place in this square, which requires everyone’s attention and is free to visit.
  30. Manchester Town Hall
    manchester town hall
    A Grade I listed building, visitors can roam the rooms to take in everything about this beautiful building.
  31. Trafford Centre
    trafford centre
    This shopping center is vibrant with variety, and the design adds to its Magnificence. It is a great place to get an idea of the modern culture of Manchester.

There are many other places to visit in Manchester and most of the pretty places are free to visit!

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