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Cost free culture, five free ways to spend your day in Manchester

Written by Sophie Hall.
Posted May 28, 2024.
Manchester Art Gallery is one of the best free days out in Manchester

Doing stuff in Manchester can often have you feeling like you have holes in your pockets, but there are loads of free things to do in the city which don’t cost a pretty penny. Here are our top places to visit.

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street –

At the heart of the city centre on Mosley Street, Manchester Art Gallery is free to enter and is a great place to get immersed in history and culture with its constantly changing exhibitions. The current collection is ‘Stories of Women, Work and Uncertain Futures’ and can be seen during its 10am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday open times. Truly the perfect way to escape the rain on a budget.

Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top free days out in manchester

Science & Industry Museum, Liverpool Road –

Just round the corner from us, if you like experimenting and exploring, the Science and Industry Museum is for you. Open daily 10am-5pm, the downstairs is a mock up for an 1800’s warehouse, and upstairs is jam packed with exhibitions appealing to all ages, from defying the laws of gravity by lifting a Mini Cooper, to creating your own small tornado. This one is well worth the visit.

Fletcher Moss is a free day out in Manchester

Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden, Stenner Lane, Didsbury –

Easily accessed by tram, Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden, is an award-winning gem is hidden in the Southern suburbs of Didsbury. With 92 acres of greenery and wildlife to explore, you could easily lose track of time here.

John Ryland's library on Deansgate is another free day out in Manchester that is a part of the university

John Ryland’s Library, Deansgate –

By far the most Instagrammable spot in the city centre, John Rylands Library on Deansgate is recognised as one of Europe’s best neo-gothic libraries. Home to some of the most unique collections of books, manuscripts, maps, works of art and objects, it will have you feeling like you’ve just wandered on to the set of Harry Potter.

Whitworth Park and Art Gallery located on Oxford Road is a free day out in Manchester city centre

Whitworth Park & Art Gallery, Oxford Road –

Whitworth Park and Art Gallery is tucked away to the south of the city centre. The ideal place for a moment of peace away from the hustle and bustle, Whitworth is home to beautiful woodlands, and has its own art gallery and cafe on site – perfect for when grey Manc skies come out.