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List of places of interest in Greater Manchester

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of places of interest in the British county of Greater Manchester. See List of places in Greater Manchester for a list of settlements in Greater Manchester.


Name Image Location Description
Bolton Museum
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Bolton Museum and art gallery including collections of natural history, archaeology, art and local history, as well as one of Britain's oldest public aquariums.
Bolton Steam Museum
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Bolton Museum housing a variety of preserved steam engines.
Hall i' th' Wood
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Bolton 16th century manor house that was the home of Samuel Crompton and was where he designed and built the first spinning mule. Grade I listed building.


Name Image Location Description
Bury Art Museum
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Bury Museum and art gallery that is home to the Wrigley Collection, an assemblage of over two hundred oil paintings, watercolours, prints and ceramics accumulated by the Victorian paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley.
Fusilier Museum
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Bury Museum housing the collection of the Lancashire Regiment, commemorating over three hundred years of the regiment's history.
Radcliffe Tower
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Radcliffe Remains of a fortified manor house built in 1403 by James de Radcliffe. Grade I listed building.


Name Image Location Description
84 Plymouth Grove
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Manchester Neoclassical villa and former home of the Gaskell family built c.1838. Its neoclassical style is rare in Manchester. Grade II* listed building.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
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Manchester Agency for Chinese art established in 1986.
Gallery of Costume
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Fallowfield Museum housing clothing and accessories from the 17th century to the present.
Heaton Hall
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Heaton Park Palladian country house described as one of the finest buildings of its kind in Lancashire. Grade I listed building.
Heaton Park BT Tower
Heaton Park BT Tower, distance view.jpg
Heaton Park Telecommunication tower that is one of the few British towers built of reinforced concrete.
Heaton Park Tramway
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Heaton Park
Holy Trinity Platt Church
Holy Trinity Platt Church.jpg
Rusholme Anglican church built in 1845 by Edmund Sharpe as his second 'pot church', so-called because the main building material used in its construction was terracotta. Grade II* listed building.
John Rylands Library
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Manchester Art Gallery
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Manchester Jewish Museum
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Manchester Museum located in a former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. Grade II* listed building.
Platt Fields Park
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Fallowfield Large public park with an artificial pleasure lake.


Name Image Location Description
Gallery Oldham
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Oldham Art gallery and natural history museum.


Name Image Location Description
Ellenroad Mill
Ellenroad Ring Mill - Newhey.jpg
Newhey Former cotton spinning mill, part of which now forms the Ellenroad Ring Mill Engine, a preserved stationary steam engine.


Name Image Location Description
The Lowry
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Salford Quays


Name Image Location Description
Bramall Hall
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Bramhall 14th century Tudor manor house that is the ancestral home of the Davenport family. Grade I listed building.
Hat Works
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Stockport Museum located in Wellington Mill, an early fireproof cotton spinning mill. Grade II listed building.


Name Image Location Description
Buckton Castle
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Stalybridge Medieval ringwork remains of a castle with a curtain wall built by William de Neville in the late 12th century.


Name Image Location Description
Dunham Massey Hall
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Dunham Massey Moated hall built in 1616 by Sir George Booth. Grade I listed building.
Imperial War Museum North
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Trafford Park


Name Image Location Description
Astley Green Colliery Museum
Monstrous steam engine, Astley Green, Lancashire.jpg
Astley Former working colliery that produced coal from 1912 to 1970. It is now a museum and has the only surviving pit headgear and engine house on the Lancashire Coalfield. Grade II listed building.
Haigh Hall
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Haigh Country house built in 1827-40 by James Lindsay, 24th Earl of Crawford, it remaining the seat of the Lindsay family until 1947. Grade II* listed building.
Haigh Windmill
Haigh Windmill 1.jpg
Haigh Tower mill built in 1845. It is the only remaining windmill in Greater Manchester.
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