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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.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019. Afternoon Tea can be booked on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; groups of six or more can book Afternoon Tea Sunday-Friday.

The Monastery is closed on Sunday 10th March 2019. Please note, the Nave is occasionally closed due to a private or public/ticketed event. The Nave is also closed from 2pm on Sunday 31st March, and all day on Tuesday 23rd April, and Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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October 2018

Heritage & History Talk – The Industrial Revolution and the Textile Industry in the North West

For our October history talk Local Historian, Judith Wilshaw, will focus on The Industrial Revolution and the Textile Industry in the North West of England. The industrial Revolution and the Textile Industry in the North West Until the mid 18th century textiles were produced by hand in a domestic setting....

1st October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 01 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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The Real St Francis and His Legacy

On the night of 3rd & 4th October 1226, St Francis, knowing that he was close to the end of his life asked his companions to undress him and lay him on the “naked earth”. He wanted the end of his life to be a continuation of how he had...

4th October 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 04 2018 2:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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November 2018

Heritage & History Talk – Manchester Ship Canals and Docks

Our November History Talk will be presented by Local Historian, Judith Atkinson, and will focus on the history of the Manchester Ship Canals and Docks. This talk will present an easygoing look at the making, use, and decline of the inland port with a focus on Manchester. Heritage & History...

5th November 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 05 2018 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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The Glasshouse Bootleg Choir presents Armistice 100

The Glasshouse Bootleg Choir presents Armistice 100 ''your battle wounds are scars upon my heart...''. Please join us in commemorating all those who sacrifice their lives for us in time of confict. We will recall the events of the First World War through story, poetry and letters from home. With...

11th November 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
November 11 2018 2:30 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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December 2018

Christmas Talk and Lunch: Saving Gorton Monastery

 Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Monday 10th December for a ‘Saving Gorton Monastery'! £29.95 per person, includes; Mulled wine on arrival Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies Talk by a...

10th December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 10 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95
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January 2019

Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
January 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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February 2019

Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

*****Our 12pm and 1pm tours on Sunday 24th February are now fully booked, but we have opened a new slot at 2pm. Please book in advance if you would like to guarantee your place.***** Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the...

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
February 24 2019 1:00 PM—2:00 PM / £9.50
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March 2019

An Afternoon with The Monastery Trust’s co-founder and CEO, Elaine Griffiths MBE.

Join Elaine Griffiths MBE for an exclusive Monastery experience as she explores the many intriguing stories of Gorton Monastery and the people that have shaped the site's destiny. Available Tuesday 12th March and the 1st Tuesday of the month from April-November, with either Afternoon Tea or a two course hot...

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £24.95
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 17 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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