Things to Do in Manchester
Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, there's plenty to do to make the most of your trip. Take some time to explore the heritage of the city with a visit to one of its cultural or historical institutions. The People's History Museum, for example, details the story of the country's 200-year fight for democracy through exhibits located throughout a refurbished pumping station from the Edwardian era. Another highlight is the Museum of Science & Industry, the largest museum in the city, which showcases the events of the Industrial Revolution via displays such as locomotives, steam engines and factory machinery from the 1700s and 1800s. If you're a sports fan, don't miss out on the renowned National Football Museum, and literature lovers will enjoy a visit to the Elizabeth Gaskell House, where the famed British novelist lived for 15 years in the mid-1800s.
Those looking for some nightlife excitement during their visit to Manchester won't be at a loss for pubs, lounges, venues and dining establishments from which to choose. For music, head to Fac251 on Princess Street. This venue is a favorite among locals for its broad range of musical performances, including shows by Motown, indie and techno acts, presented on three different stages. The Music Box on Oxford Street is another great place to catch some tunes, then head to Dukes 92 for a pint of ale in what is widely considered the best pub in the Castlefield conservation area. While you're in town, be sure to catch a game at Manchester United's Stadium in Old Trafford.