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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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February 2018

Half Term Arts & Craft: Through Painted Windows

Learn about the history of stained glass across the world and make your own stained glass influenced artwork using our St. Francis window as inspiration! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE...

19th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 19 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Through Painted Windows

Come and join us at half term arts & craft: through painted windows.  Learn about the history of stained glass across the world and make your own stained glass influenced artwork using our St.  Francis window as inspiration!  Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old.  Sessions for each day in...

19th February 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 19 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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Half Term Drama: The Workshop of the World

Travel back in time with us and explore Gorton's industrial heritage using our immersive display pop-up. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are limited so, to avoid disappointment, please...

20th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 20 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Drama: The Workshop of the World

The workshop of the world travel back in time with us and explore Gorton's industrial heritage using our immersive display pop-up. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are limited...

20th February 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 20 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Bee Inspired

Come join us and learn about how the worker bee has become the symbol of Manchester and make your own bee to take home with you! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are...

21st February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 21 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Bee Inspired

This half term bee inspired, come join us and learn about how the worker bee has become the symbol of Manchester and make your own bee to take home with you! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All...

21st February 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 21 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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Half Term Drama: The Great Greyfriars

Play some fun historic themed drama games and discover the inner actor in you inspired by the Greyfriars Players! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are limited so, to...

22nd February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 22 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Drama: The Great Greyfriars

Play some fun historic themed drama games, dress-up in costume and discover the inner actor in you inspired by the Greyfriars Players! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term activities are FREE but places are...

22nd February 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 22 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Greatest Gorton

Join us in celebrating all the great things about Gorton by making a large-scale artwork together to be displayed at our 'We Love Gorton' day on the 25th! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All of our half-term...

23rd February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 23 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 PM / Free
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Half Term Arts & Craft: Greatest Gorton

This half term, join us in celebrating all the great things about Gorton by making a large-scale artwork together to be displayed at our 'We Love Gorton' day on the 25th! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Sessions for each day in half-term are at 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm. All...

23rd February 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 23 2018 1:30 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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