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

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Open Days

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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. Discover what’s on and what’s coming soon to help you make the most of your visit. Use the search bar below or click the category button to help refine your search.

The Monastery is usually open to the public Sunday to Friday 11am to 4pm. The building is very occasionally partly or wholly closed because of scheduled events. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page or call us on 0161 223 3211 for information on upcoming closure dates.

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25th June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 31st December 2018 @ 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.

The Monastery is open to the public Sunday to Friday, 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Saturdays and all Bank Holidays in 2018. 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.


25th June 2017 @ 11:00 am
December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. 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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