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Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

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

Open Days

at the Monastery

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.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019. Afternoon Tea can be booked on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; groups of six or more can book Afternoon Tea Sunday-Friday.

The Monastery is closed on Sunday 10th March 2019. Please note, the Nave is occasionally closed due to a private or public/ticketed event. The Nave is also closed from 2pm on Sunday 31st March, and all day on Tuesday 23rd April, and Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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January 5 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 4:00 pm

Free: Donations Welcome

This former Franciscan church and friary has been described as architect Edward Pugin’s masterpiece. It is a stunning example of the Gothic style he made popular in Victorian Britain. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and is now open to the public to explore. Visitors can learn all about its history, the Friars who built it and the dramatic story of its rise, fall and subsequent rescue.

See the heritage restoration of the former church and friary; soak up the atmosphere of Pugin’s architectural masterpiece; walk the cloisters and enjoy the friary gardens. Delicious refreshments, homemade cakes and cream teas are all avilable in the delightful Victorian Pantry.

Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Open Days: Sundays (11am-4pm) from December to March 10th 2019.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days : Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from March 11th 2019. Please note, we cannot guarantee access to the general public on Tuesdays and some Sundays where we have public events taking place. The Nave is also closed on Mondays 6th and 20th May.

Victorian Pantry opening times differ. Please see our ‘Food & Drink’ page for more information.

The Monastery is very occasionally closed to visitors or has limited access due to scheduled events. For information on upcoming closure dates, please visit our Plan Your Visit page or call 0161 223 3211.


January 5 @ 11:00 am
December 29 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Open Days: Open on Sunday from December to March 10th 2019. Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from Monday March 11th 2019. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome

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

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