Manchester and its many museums make it a great destination for school groups. Historically, Manchester has been the centre of football, science, and industry. This tour aims to celebrate Manchester’s rich history by visiting the national museums in the city over two days.
The Imperial War Museum North tries to uncover and tell the impact of modern war on people and society. The museum is located on a site which was very important during WWII as it was a key industrial centre and therefore was bombed heavily during the war. The museum exhibits artefacts which include a Russian T-34 tank, a US Marine Corp Harrier jump jet, and the gun which fired the first shot by British forces in WWI. Also, the museum has wreckage from the World Trade Centre on display.
The National Football Museum has on display the world’s greatest collection of football memorabilia with over 140,000 items in its possession. The museum aims to explore football’s past, present, and future and looks at the game from the fans point of view. It also has interactive exhibits, fun football challenges, and how people can improve their lives through football.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a particularly interesting visit for student groups because there is so much to see and do and even smell. Visitors can see what it was like to work inside a cotton mill during the industrial revolution; see the world’s largest collection of steam mills engines and much more during their visit to this museum.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Departure from school and travel to Manchester
Afternoon: Arrival in Manchester. city centre and start of walking tour to see such sights as Albert Square, Town Hall and then the group have time to visit the National Football Museum.
Evening: Check-in to hotel in centre of Manchester. Enjoy the centre of manchester at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast, travel to Salford Quays and entrance to Imperial War Museum North. Enjoy visiting this modern museum and discover powerful stories of soldiers who fought for Great Britain and how war has shaped and changed so many peoples lives.
Afternoon: Travel to Museum of Science and Industry for a tour of Great Britains rich history as the leader of science and industry.
Evening: Travel back to school. End of tour.
Chinese New Year- Manchester’s large Chinese community celebrate the new year with a lavish colourful parade which has quickly become a Manchester favourite.
Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival. Manchester’s Cornerhouse hosts each year this Spanish and Latin American film festival. It’s dedicated to promoting Spanish speaking and Latin American cinema by presenting a variety of independent and new films every year.
BUPA Great Manchester Run- Mid May. This 10 kilometre run is among the largest and most iconic runs in the United Kingdom. It goes through the centre of Manchester and close to 30,000 people take part.
Great Manchester Cycle- Late June. This annual sporting event happens on the closed streets of Manchester and participants compete over a 13 mile course which goes by some of Manchester’s greatest sights.