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

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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.

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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June 2019

Purls of Wisdom

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

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 25 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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July 2019

Chatty Crafters: Decorative Wooden Heart

In this workshop we will use pretty paper and embellishments to make a plain wooden heart into a lovely ornament to keep or gift. £3 adults/£2 concessions, all materials included. Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity to learn how to make exciting crafts and gifts, and...

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 09 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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‘A Century of Celebrations: Weddings at The Monastery’

We are delighted to invite you to 'A Century of Celebrations: Weddings at The Monastery' Join us for this free event and exhibition as we: Look back at weddings that have been held at this beautiful venue for ove one-hundred years Explore marriage traditions and exhibits from across the globe...

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 14 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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‘Gorton by the Sea’: a Free Family Fun Day at The Monastery

Join us on Sunday 2st July as The Monastery brings a little bit of the 'seaside' to the city and invites you to get ready for the holiday season! This FREE Family Fun Day will include: *Music* *Entertainers* *Stalls* *Arts & Craft* *Face Painting* *Family Trails* *Games & Activities* So...

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 21 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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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. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 23 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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August 2019

Chatty Crafters: An Introduction to Pebeo Paints

Come along to our new workshop where you can realise that watching paint dry can be fun! You will be provided with a coaster on which to practice your skills before moving on to a bracelet and 2/3 pendant blanks. These finished items can be easily transported home in a...

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 13 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £5
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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. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 27 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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September 2019

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 08 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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November 2019

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 17 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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