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Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

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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.

Autumn/Winter Opening Hours:
Open to the public Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (11am-4pm) throughout October and November.
Open on Sundays (11am-4pm) from December to February.
Victorian Pantry opening times differ and are Sunday to Friday (11am-4pm) throughout the year.
Special events take place at The Monastery outside of our Opening Hours - information on these events can be found by searching our event listing below.

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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December 2018

The Christmas Story with Donkeys

Join us for our popular ‘Christmas Story’ event (also known as ‘Donkey Day’). ‘The Christmas Story’ event featuring carols and real live donkeys will take place from 2-3pm, but we will have festive activities available throughout the day from 11am-4pm. Don’t miss this chance to get into the real spirit...

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 16 2018 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Nave

Enjoy an extra-special festive afternoon tea on December 23rd as you dine in our stunning Great Nave! Get into the festive spirit and enjoy some delicious treats alongside family and friends on the Sunday before Christmas day! Our festive afternoon tea is served on traditional china with a glass of...

December 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 23 2018 12:00 PM—4:00 PM / £19.95
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February 2019

Wizardry School: An Interactive Magical Experience

Manchester's magnificent Monastery is playing host to a mystical new school, opening on Saturday 23rd February 2019 and organised by the same team that put on the spectacular Draig-Con event at the Manchester Printworks in July and October at Victoria Warehouse. The Wizardry School will accept 250 students for a...

23rd February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
February 23 2019 9:30 AM—5:30 PM / £99
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