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To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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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 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). Please note, the Welcome Wing Cafe will be closed on Monday 5th and Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th August, but the Victorian Pantry will be open instead.

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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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 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / Free: Donations Welcome
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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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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...

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 29 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / from £7.25
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October 2019

County Brides Wedding Fayre

Bring your partner, friends or family along and meet over 40 local wedding suppliers at the beautiful Monastery Manchester on Sunday 20th October! More information coming soon! We hope to see you there!

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 20 2019 12:00 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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November 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...

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 17 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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