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Map of Manchester surroundings

Map of Manchester surroundings. Free detailed road map of Manchester surroundings  with  popular tourist attractions



England's earliest working canal, built for the Duke of Bridgewater in 1761, brought coal and raw cotton to the heart of Manchester and helped to make it a boom town at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. The city has many impressive 19th-century monuments from its days as a major centre for the Lancashire cotton industry, such as the galleried, glass-domed Barton Arcade, the grandiose town hall and the neo-Gothic John Rylands Library. Castlefield, an area near the city centre, is now a heritage park linking the city's past and future with restored warehouses and lively redevelopments. The city's new Millennium Quarter boasts the Urbis museum, housed in an impressive glass building, as part of the plans to regenerate the centre of Manchester after the devastation wrought by the 1996 IRA bomb attack.


ALBERT SQUARE [p364 D3]  Overlooking the pedestrianised square is the neo-Gothic town hall of 1877, with an 86m (281ft) clock tower; its great hall has murals by Ford Madox Brown recounting Manchester's history. In the square, mosaics surround the Albert Memorial of 1862, depicting roses, thistles, leeks and shamrocks.


CITY ART GALLERY [p364 D3] An impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings is on display in Sir Charles Barry's classical building of 1829.


HEATON HALL (B3] Set amid parkland, the classical mansion of 1772 has a domed central block flanked by colonnaded wings. The Cupola Room is styled on Pompeii. In the park, a boulder marks the spot where the Pope celebrated Mass when he visited Manchester in 1982.


IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH [B2] The striking aluminium-clad building displays 20th-century wartime objects which include a Harrier jump-jet and a Russian tank.


THE LOWRY [B2] Providing a permanent purpose-built home for the paintings of L.S. Lowry, this modern gallery plays host to musical entertainment at night, with operas, concerts and popular music shows.


MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL [p364 D4] Dark red stone distinguishes this Perpendicular 15th—16th-century church, made a cathedral in 1847. Carved misericords of animals grace the choir. To the north is Chetham's Hospital of 1421. Nearby, Chetham's Library of 1653 is one of England's oldest public libraries. It is open by appointment only.


MANCHESTER JEWISH MUSEUM [C3] A former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue of 1874 tells of 250 years of local Jewish history in its Ladies' Gallery. The lower floor has been restored to its original condition.



Displays at the museum include a renowned collection of Egyptian mummies, a Japanese section and an interactive science gallery.


MANCHESTER UNITED MUSEUM AND TOUR CENTRE [B2] Covering three floors of the North Stand of OldTrafford, the museum traces the football club's history. Exhibits include an awe-inspiring trophy room, team kits and displays on the club legends, past and present. There are virtual reality and real-life tours of the stadium.


MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY [p364 B3] Housed in Liverpool Road Station of 1830, the museum has working exhibits and includes a Power Hall, and Air and Space, Gas, and Electricity galleries, as well as a reconstruction of a Victorian sewer.



Emmeline Rankhurst, the founder of the Suffragette Movement, lived in this Georgian town house. It is now a museum on her life and the work of the suffragettes.


PEOPLE'S HISTORY MUSEUM [p364 C3] The museum's galleries are sited in the Pump House, a former Edwardian pumping station. The exhibition traces the lives of working people in the city over the last 200 years and includes displays on working class dissent, the suffragettes and trade unionism.


PLATT HALL [C2] Fashionable and everyday clothes from Tudor times until the 20th century are on view by appointment only in this hall of 1762, built for a wealthy textile merchant.


SHAMBLES SQUARE [p364 D4|  In the medieval square stands the Old Wellington Inn of about 1550, the home of John Byrom, who wrote the hymn 'Christians Awake' as a Christmas present for his daughter.


THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM  [C3J A  collection of over 80 beautifully restored vintage buses together with plenty of memorabilia can be viewed in the museum.


URBIS [p364 D5] A striking glass building at the centre of the city's new Millennium Quarter uses high-tech, interactive displays to recreate the experience of city life.


WHITWORTH ART GALLERY  [C2] The gallery holds collections of watercolours and European prints as well as textiles and historic wallpaper.


WYTHENSHAWE HALL [B1] A half-timbered 16th-century manor house with Georgian additions, the hall has 16th—17th-century paintings and furniture on display.