To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

Half Term: A Celebration of Autumn

at the Monastery

*** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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21st October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£2 – £4 £2 – £4

We all love to print! Come and enjoy the Autumn season and learn how designers and artists use nature in their own art and practice. We will be inspired by traditional patterns of William Morris and the decorative walls and heritage of Gorton Monastery to make our own prints and designs!

Nature has provided us with some magnificent shapes tints and colours. We will be looking at leaves, observing their colours and patterns and learning how to design our own card print! If you have a favourite leaf -please bring it along!

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. £4 per child/£2 for Monastery Community Card holders (parents and guardians go free). Limited spaces available, please book by calling (0161) 223 3211 or emailing 

October Half Term at the Monastery (21st-23rd October)

  • Sunday 23rd, 1-3pm: A Celebration of Autumn
  • Monday 24th, 1-3pm:Stained Glass Inspired Art
  • Tuesday 25th, 1-3pm:Victorian Shadow Fun


21st October 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£2 – £4
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October 21 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 – £4

Please keep checking this page as we are updating frequently with details of new events.

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