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    *** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

    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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    September 2019

    Our Kids Social Presents Happy Sundaze

    Back at the iconic Manchester Monastery, Happy Sundaze is the ONLY way for your family to end the summer! OKS have such a jam-packed line up that we are sure there will be something for all ages to enjoy. There will be lots of different activities for the whole family...

    29th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    September 29 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / from £8.25
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    October 2019

    FULLY BOOKED / Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

    THIS TOUR DATE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 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...

    27th October 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    October 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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    December 2019

    Talk & Festive Lunch with Elaine Griffiths MBE

    This unique Christmas talk with Elaine Griffiths MBE, co-founder of the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust will cover the Monastery Magic and Mysteries of the past. It will touch on the intriguing connections and light features, sacred geometry and energetic ley lines, alongside the heritage history and incredible...

    18th December 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    The Monastery, Gorton Lane
    Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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    December 18 2019 11:30 AM—3:00 PM / £35
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    January 2020

    Sunday 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 Welcome Wing Cafe. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book...

    26th January 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    January 26 2020 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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    February 2020

    The Manchester Vintage Fashion & Antique Textiles Fair

    We are very proud to bring a Top Quality Vintage Fair to the Magnificent Monastery in Manchester on Sunday February 9th 2020 One look at the Photos will tell you that this, our first fair of 2020 and our first fair at the wonderful venue should Not to be Missed...

    9th February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    February 09 2020 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £2
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    Sunday 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...

    23rd February 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    February 23 2020 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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    March 2020

    Remembering Belle Vue

    Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. 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...

    15th March 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    March 15 2020 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 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. 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...

    16th March 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    March 16 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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    Sunday 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...

    22nd March 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    March 22 2020 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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    May 2020

    CANCELLED: 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...

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