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Introducing: Manchester's Hidden Eight

Introducing: Manchester's Hidden Eight

These are places that you may or may not already know about – after all, they are the hidden gems for a reason. However, these are some of our favourite buildings in the whole of Manchester.

The histories of these buildings lie deep, and some of them play a role in building the foundations of the city as we know it now. The stories behind these museums, libraries and other locations are inspiring and we think it’s important that more people know about them!

So, below we’ve created a section for each one of Manchester’s hidden gems, telling you all about their history, displays, exhibitions and how you can visit the site for yourself.

Museum Of Transport Greater Manchester

Museum Of Transport Greater Manchester

Welcome to the first instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. The first location we’re looking at is the Museum of Transport, the perfect place for a uniquely unusual and interesting day out for all the family. What is it? The Museum of Transport takes you back in time, to…


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Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum

Welcome to the second instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. For our first location, we visited the Museum of Transport, and now we’re heading to Manchester Jewish Museum to find out what it’s all about. What is it? Manchester Jewish Museum is based inside a former Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue (the oldest surviving…


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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Welcome to the third instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. For our first two locations on the trip, we visited the Museum of Transport and Manchester Jewish Museum. We’re now heading to the restored home of Elizabeth Gaskell. What is it? The home of English novelist and biographer Elizabeth Gaskell (where…


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Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library

Welcome to the fourth instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. So far, we’ve visited Museum Of Transport, Manchester Jewish Museum and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Today, we’re heading to the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, Chetham’s Library – and it’s located right here in Manchester. What is it? Chetham’s…


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Working Class Movement Library

Working Class Movement Library

Welcome to the fifth instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. So far, we’ve visited Museum Of Transport, Manchester Jewish Museum, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and Chetham’s Library. Today, we’re taking a trip to the Working Class Movement Library, known as “one of the most unusual libraries in the world”, and it’s right on our doorstep, in…


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Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Welcome to the sixth instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. So far, we’ve visited Museum Of Transport, Manchester Jewish Museum, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, and Chetham’s Library. Today, we’re heading to Greater Manchester Police Museum to delve into the history of GMP. What is it? Greater Manchester Police Museum is funded by GMP, and houses a vast…


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The Pankhurst Centre

The Pankhurst Centre

Welcome to the seventh instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. So far, we’ve visited Museum Of Transport, Manchester Jewish Museum, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Chetham’s Library, Working Class Movement Library and Greater Manchester Police Museum. We’re now heading to a building solely dedicated to Manchester’s revolutionary Suffragette movement – The Pankhurst Centre….


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Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths

Welcome to the eighth and final instalment of our eight hidden gems in and around Manchester. These are places which might not initially crop up on your itinerary when planning a trip to the city, as you might never heard of them, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing them. So far, we’ve visited Museum Of Transport, Manchester Jewish Museum, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Chetham’s Library, Working Class Movement Library and Greater Manchester Police Museum and The Pankhurst Centre. We’re now taking our final trip around the hidden eight, to Victoria…


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Which one of the eight hidden gems is your favourite? Let us know!

Which one of the eight hidden gems is your favourite? Let us know!

Whether you’re just interested in checking out the architecture, or are keen to learn a bit more about the individual histories of these buildings – we’d highly recommend visiting for an interesting day out!
If you’re interested in booking a bespoke tour of Manchester, and maybe even visiting one of these locations, please get in touch with us


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