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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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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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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 – Cancelled

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused at all.

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

June 24 @ 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*...

July 21 @ 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...

August 18 @ 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...

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 £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!

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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