What are the best free things to do in Manchester, UK? I know the answer to that, and in this article you can find a list of the most fun free activities!
If you are on a budget, don't worry! Manchester has many free things for you to enjoy!
Manchester is a lovely city in the United Kingdom and so are these free things.
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1. Go to the Manchester Art Gallery
One of the best museums in Manchester is the Manchester Art Gallery. Here you can see a collection of more than 25,000 objects. It includes artworks from both local and international artists. The types of art you can find here include oil paintings, watercolours, sculptures and much more! Furthermore, the museum is free to visit!
2. Participate in a free walking tour
You can see the city with the help of locals by doing a free walking tour. I would recommend this tour. It covers the main attractions, but also lesser known parts of the city. Along the way you learn about the story of Manchester. Moreover, tours start every day and last about 3 hours.
3. See the Science and Industry Museum
As all museums in Manchester, the Science and Industry Museum can be visited for free as well. This is a museum dedicated to science and technology, with the city as focus point. You find here all types of objects, such as engines, aircrafts, and locomotives.
4. Enjoy a free concert
The Royal Northern College of Music offers free lunchtime concerts throughout the year. So if you are in for music, you should definitely go there!
5. Go to Manchester Museum
Another free museum definitely worth your time, the Manchester Museum. The Manchester Museum is a museum of the University of Manchester that is focused on anthropology, archaeology, and natural history. You can find here, among other things, mummies, weapons, natural specimens, artifacts from ancient egypt and much more. It's one of the best free things to do in Manchester!
6. See independent art
At the Manchester Craft & Design Centre you can find studios of the most talented independent artists. Artworks you find here include jewellery, print, and fine art.
7. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary
You can visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Manchester for free during certain times. You can find donkeys here! But you can also learn about the normal daily routine and behaviour by talking with staff.
8. Learn about history
Go to the People’s History Museum. Here you learn about the story of the working people of Great Britain during the last 200 years. You find here prints, photographs, artifacts, and more. And, like the other museums in Manchester, there is no admission fee.
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