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One of the country's finest art collections in spectacular Victorian and contemporary surroundings. Highlights include outstanding pre-Raphaelite paintings, craft and design and early 20thC British art.
This magnificent building was designed in Victorian Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. Amongst its many treasures are the Ford Maddox Brown murals which are monument to the ideas of Victorian Manchester, portraying science, invention, education, trade and textile industry.
Based on the site of the oldest passenger railway station in the world, MOSI truly is a museum for everyone. Kids, big and small will be fascinated by the hands-on exhibitions, while the huge collection of vintage vehicles and historic working machinery is enthralling. Witnessing halls full of vast, steam-powered machines in action is an unforgettable experience.
The principal buildings of interest are the Bridgewater Estate Offices, the Alphabet bridge, the humpback bridge, the Nailmakers House, Rock House, Packet House, Court House and former Police Station (The Old Nick). Take a stroll through Worsley woods and you can see The Aviary, a mock tudor house.
The beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway takes you on a captivating journey to discover the region’s rich transport heritage, taking in viaducts, historic towns and picturesque villages and passing through tunnels en route.
More than just a walk in the park, Heaton Park is a historic area on the edge of Manchester with all the attractions offering a full day out for all ages. Visit the play areas, cafes, Animal Centre, Tram Museum, bowling greens, golf course, boating lake, and try your hand at horse riding.
Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery is a small community museum located in the heart of Saddleworth. Situated in one of the out buildings of a nineteenth century Victorian Mill (the only part of the mill to survive), it stands in an historic and beautiful location beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the village of Uppermill.