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

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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. 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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June 2019

Monastery Late

Take a step back in time and explore The Monastery on a summers evening on Monday June 24th. This is your chance to explore The Monastery after normal opening hours and discover the fascinating story of this site led by one of our expert tour guides. We will also have...

24th June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 24 2019 6:00 PM—8:30 PM / £12
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July 2019

‘Gorton by the Sea’: a Free Family Fun Day at The Monastery

Join us on Sunday 2nd July as The Monastery brings a little bit of the 'seaside' to the city and invites you to get ready for the holiday season! This FREE Family Fun Day will include: *Music & Entertainers*  *Stalls* *Arts & Craft* *Face Painting* *Family Trails* *Games & Activities*...

21st July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 21 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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August 2019

Family Games Day: Free Family Fun Day

Looking for a fun day-out this summer in Manchester? Then why not join us for our free ‘Family Games Day’ at The Monastery? Explore The Monastery with our family trails Try indoor and outdoor games and activities (weather permitting for outdoor activities) Be creative at our arts & craft tables...

18th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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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...

8th September 2019 @ 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...

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

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!

20th October 2019 @ 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...

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

March 15 @ 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...

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

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