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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 open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed all day on Tuesday 23rd April, and Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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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January 2019

Special Visitor & Heritage Open Days

This former Franciscan church and friary has been described as architect Edward Pugin’s masterpiece. It is a stunning example of the Gothic style he made popular in Victorian Britain. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and is now open to the public to explore. Visitors can learn...

January 5 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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April 2019

Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair  The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! Join us at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April for our first ever Book Fair. The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost £1 but is FREE to Gorton Community Card holders and under-16s. Book...

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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May 2019

Our Kids Social Presents Happy Sundaze

Following on from their sell out September event Happy Sundaze is BACK for a fabulous afternoon of festival delights at The Monastery, Manchester. Say hello to Summer with laid back festival vibes and the best beats in the city bought to you by Our Kids Social resident DJ in the...

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 06 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / from £7.25
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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...

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 19 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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June 2019

Well-being Open Day with PDSA

Wellbeing Open Day with PDSA - Sunday June 9th, 11am – 3pm A day for the local community to find out more about the new PDSA Pet Wellbeing Centre that’s coming to Gorton. Meet experts and their animals from a range of human and animal wellbeing organisations and share the...

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
June 09 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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Local History Day

Local History Day Manchester: the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the Suffragette Movement; a powerhouse of social and political reform; the site of the Peterloo Massacre; and a melting pot of culture and history. Join us at The Monastery on Sunday June 16th for a local history day to...

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:40 pm
June 16 2019 10:00 AM—4:40 PM / £20
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Monastery Late

Join us for an evening you are sure to remember, with themed activities, tours, refreshments and much more. All while experiencing The Monastery’s stunning architecture by night! More details and how to book tickets coming soon!

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 24 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / TBC
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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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