Perhaps the city of Manchester is world famous for its two great football teams; Manchester United and Manchester City Football teams. However, there is much more to see and do in this great city other than the Manchester Derby when it happens. Manchester is also one of the top five commercial and industrial centers in the UK. Any visitor to this great city can enjoy one or all of these sights.
Museum of Science and Industry
The city’s rich history as an industrial center can be seen in this museum. Visitors can trace the history of modern industrialization since the age of the steam engine. There is a majestic Rolls Royce from 1904 on display. The Air and Space Gallery showcases different advances in the history of aviation. There is also the Imperial War Museum North that displays different technologies in Britain’s long history of warfare.
This is one of the world’s oldest libraries in continuous use having been opened in 1653. It has a large volume of books that were published before the 17th century. Visitors can see the famous Gutenberg Bible. The famous Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels once met and debated here.
This beautiful cathedral dates back to 1422. It has numerous chapels that have been added on over time. The cathedral is richly decorated with murals and misericords. There is the famous Jesus Christ mural. Visitors should make a point of visiting the wonderfully decorated St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
This section of Manchester is a nostalgic experience of the different eras of Manchester city. There is the restored Roman fort dating back to ancient times. There are beautiful Victorian houses that date back to the 18th century as well canals that were used to transport coal to the city’s industries.
People’s History Museum
As the country that gave the world constitutional democracy, the UK has seen its fair share of upheavals and turmoil. This rich history has been documented in the People’s history museum that traces back different events over 200 years.
Manchester art gallery
There are few museums with a collection as large as that of Manchester art gallery. Famous English artists like Stubb, Turner, and Constable are on display as well as sculptures by Henry Moore, Rodin, and Maillol. There are works by non-English artists like Max Ernst and Monet.
Port Street Beerhouse
This is a famous attraction for beer lovers. There is a collection of over 100 beers from around the world which visitors can learn about and enjoy.