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A collection of free museums in Manchester

For those visiting Manchester on a tight budget, there are plenty of things to keep you busy that are completely free. The museums of Manchester cover everything from Football to Science and Industry. So, no matter what you are looking for, there is something for everybody.

If you know where to look, the city of Manchester has a handful of exciting museums to save the pennies. 

And we know where to look. So that you don’t waste a second of your trip to the city, we have put together a list of some of the best museums for you to check out – and did we mention they are all completely free.

  1. Museum of Science and Industry – A museum for all the family; The Museum of Science of Industry is set across 5 listed buildings, which in themselves are a sight to behold. Inside you can find out about the role Manchester played in the Industrial Revolution, as well as some world changing technologies: past, present, and future, that were discovered right here.

Impressive galleries, inspiring collections and hands-on exhibitions means no matter what age you are, you will find something you will love.

  1. National Football Museum – The football fans Mecca; The National Football Museum covers everything you could possibly imagine about the world of football. Nestled in the sleek Urbis building in the city centre, the museum holds a range of displays and attractions that teach and entertain on topics such as the history of the game, the effect of media on the game, and the dark days of football fan violence.

There are even hands on activities with some cutting-edge games and challenges to test your football skills.

  1. People’s History Museum – Democracy and the history of the struggle for equality is the focus at the People’s History Museum. Transport yourself back in time to discover the history of the British working classes fight for the future.

With an impressive £12.3m development by the River Irwell, and containing extensive collections on ‘workers’ and ‘revolution’, the range of interactive exhibitions prove popular with visitors of all ages.

 Once you have decided which museum is right for you, there’s only one more thing to consider; and that is which Manchester hotel you will choose for your stay in this great city. 

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