Like our Franciscan brothers before us, we care about everyone who walks through the door. We want your experience with us to be very special because The Monastery is a place for you. A place to find inspiration. A place to find yourself.
Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. It sits alongside the Taj Mahal and the ancient ruins of Pompeii as having been listed in the 100 most endangered sites in the world, with a rich heritage that should never be lost.
Following a £6.5 million restoration scheme, this hidden treasure has taken its place as one of the UK’s most inspiring venues for any corporate, social or cultural occasion. Visitors remark that every space in The Monastery appears to be blessed with a feeling of well-being. It’s so real, you think you can touch it. Whoever you are, whatever you do, we extend a warm invitation to find yourself at The Monastery.
We are open to the public most Sundays from 12:00 until 4:00pm - please see our What's On page for further information about certain closures and ticketed events.
Refreshments are available in the Friars Pantry and there is free parking.
ISO 20121: Working Towards the international Sustainable Event Management Standard.
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