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Christmas Talk and Lunch: A Victorian Christmas

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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.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are usually open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, there will be no access to the Nave on Sunday 23rd June due to the Music Action International Concert (our Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour in June will take place on Sunday June 30th). The Friary and Victorian Pantry will remain open as usual 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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3rd December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

£29.95 £29.95

Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Monday 3rd December for a ‘Victorian Christmas’!

£29.95 per person, includes;

  • Mulled wine on arrival
  • Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies
  • Talk by a member of our Trust Team
  • Christmas Music
  • Christmas decorations and novelties

11:00am – 11:15am – Doors Open – Guests to Register – Mulled Wine/Fruit Punch Served
11:45am – Call through to Nave
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Talk from Elaine Griffiths
12:45pm – 14:15pm – Lunch Served
14:30/15:00pm – Event to close

Roast butternut squash soup, served with warm bread

Roast turkey breast, served with roast potatoes, creamed potatoes, honey glazed carrots & parsnips, sautéed button sprouts, homemade apricot and sage stuffing, pigs in blankets and rich jus

Vegetarian Alternate
The Monastery’s festive nut roast served with traditional trimmings and seasonal vegetables

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Monday 3rd: Christmas Talk & Lunch – A Victorian Christmas

Monday 10th: Christmas Talk & Lunch – Saving Gorton Monastery

Tuesday 18th: Christmas Talk & Lunch – The Magic of The Monastery


3rd December 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Monastery
Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
December 03 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95

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