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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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at the Monastery

We are open to the public almost every day, from 11 am to 4 pm, except Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Refreshments are available in The Victorian Pantry, you can browse through all the amazing items in our delightful shop, and you can watch some films about The Monastery in our Video Room. There is also free on-site parking and the entire building is wheelchair accessible.

The building is very occasionally partly or wholly closed because of scheduled events.
Please note the following:
The NAVE will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for private events on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th April. From 1.30pm on Sunday 22nd April, the Nave will only open for ticket holders to 'Tracing Paths: a Performance' as part of the Unturned Stones Project. On these dates, the Heritage Corner will remain open as usual 11am until 4pm.

The BUILDING will also be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for private events on Sunday 6th May and Sunday 3rd June and for the Bank Holidays on Monday 7th and Monday 28th May. Thank you for your understanding.

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June 2017

Our Heritage Corner, shop and Victorian Pantry are open to the public every day*, Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Saturdays and all Bank Holidays in 2018. See the heritage restoration of the former church and friary. Soak up the atmosphere of Pugin’s architectural masterpiece....

25th June 2017 @ 11:00 am - 31st December 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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April 2018

NDE UK Manchester Meeting

NDE UK Manchester Meeting Meetings are informal ways to meet others who have had a Near Death Experience and share your experiences and thoughts with those who have an interest in or are exploring NDEs medically/scientifically. It is an opportunity to lend or find support from within our network to...

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
April 22 2018 11:00 AM—2:30 PM / £15
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12:15-1:15pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535. Please note, there is a £3 suggested...

April 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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April 22 2018 12:15 PM—1:15 PM /
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Tracing Paths: a performance

Tracing Paths is an exciting new production from the Unturned Stones project exploring innovative ways of performing. It is an invitation to experience a sensory connection through the beauty of voice, word, sound, colour and movement. This new collaboration performed for the first time at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017....

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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April 22 2018 2:30 PM—4:00 PM / £6 - £10
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter in our Victorian Pantry. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, from February onwards, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in...

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 24 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Nostalgia Afternoons

Every Thursday afternoon you will have the opportunity to share your unique  experiences of the Monastery, Gorton and Belle Vue, and have your memories recorded so that your voice is heard and not hidden from history. Book in for a session in advance - by emailing emma.bryning@themonastery.co.uk or by calling...

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 26 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12:15-1:15pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535.  

April 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
April 29 2018 12:15 PM—1:15 PM / £3
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The Prince’s Trust Programme

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting for their next Prince's Trust Team to start at the Gorton Monastery from Monday 30th April - Friday 20th July. The hours will be 9am - 4:30pm. The team programme is free to attend and lasts 12 weeks. You’ll be part...

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
April 30 2018 9:00 AM—4:30 PM /
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Wedding Open Evening

Monday 30th April from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm We are hosting an Open Evening here at The Monastery so you can come along to view this magnificent building. There will be a few of our favourite suppliers and our guests will have the chance to see the stunning Great...

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 30 2018 5:30 PM—8:30 PM / FREE
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May 2018

Heritage & History Talk – The Day the Zoo went Silent: A Look Back at the Final Years of Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

Come and listen to a fascinating talk which will look back at the final years of Belle Vue Zoological Gardens. The talk will reflect on the last decade of the zoological gardens from the mid 1960s through to the closure of the Zoo in 1977. The session will also offer...

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 03 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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