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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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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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April 2020

CANCELLED Chatty Crafters do Decoupage

Come and join our regular crafting event with this popular group. In this workshop we will a 2 pretty decoupage cards. Using a few layers of card you will get a 3d effect. All materials included. Important : Please bring with you some small scissors suitable for fine cutting out....

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 14 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £3
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CANCELLED County Brides Wedding Fair

Join us for another of our popular County Brides Wedding Fairs, held in the stunning surroundings of the Great Nave. FREE entry!! Lots of amazing NORTH WEST wedding suppliers Free County Brides magazine!! Free parking on site. Fancy taking a look round a stunning Manchester landmark and chatting to lots...

April 19 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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April 19 2020 11:30 AM—3:30 PM / Free
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May 2020

CANCELLED – Wedding Open Evening

Join us for another of our popular and intimate wedding open evenings at the Monastery, and see for yourself the stunning beauty of the Monastery as your very special wedding venue. The venue will be fully set up as we would dress it for a wedding, giving you the opportunity...

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 11 2020 5:00 PM—8:00 PM / Free
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Good Old Days 1940’s Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
May 16 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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Queen by Candlelight (SOLD OUT)

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
May 16 2020 7:30 PM—10:00 PM / From £22.50
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Afternoon Tea with Michael Bublé (tribute)

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
May 23 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £22.50
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Queen by Candlelight

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
May 23 2020 7:30 PM—10:00 PM / From £22.50
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Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! After the huge success of our first Book Fair at the Monastery in 2019, the Manchester Book Fair is back at The Monastery on Sunday 24th May! The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost...

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 24 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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June 2020

Mental Health First Aid Training

Join us for this 2 day training for Adults in Mental Health First Aid. This training is offered at a subsidised cost of £275pp and includes lunch, all refreshments, your official MHFA manual, workbook, action card, lanyard, certificate and a branded tote bag! To book, please follow this link: http://www.pathlight.org.uk/courses/...

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
June 08 2020 9:00 AM—5:00 PM / £275
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Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery

'Organised Fun' proudly present 'Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery', Manchester. The Rat Pack – Swingin’ at the Sands! Do you desire style and panache of a bygone era? Truly emulating the ‘Kings of Cool’, The Rat Pack, Swingin’ at the Sands, will bring flair and class...

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 13 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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