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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 Cafe will be closed on Fridays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th. Afternoon Teas will still be served in the traditional settings of the Victorian Pantry.

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. Please note, the Nave will be closed on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July. There will also be no access to the Nave until 1pm on Tuesday 16th July.

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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December 2018

Christmas Talk and Lunch: The Magic of The Monastery

Our 2018 Christmas Talk and Lunches are taking place on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th or Tuesday 18th December! Join us on Tuesday 18th December for 'The Magic of The Monastery'! £29.95 per person, includes; Mulled wine on arrival Festive three course meal with tea, coffee and mini mince pies Talk...

18th December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 18 2018 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £29.95
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January 2019

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...

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
January 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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February 2019

Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

*****Our 12pm and 1pm tours on Sunday 24th February are now fully booked, but we have opened a new slot at 2pm. Please book in advance if you would like to guarantee your place.***** Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the...

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
February 24 2019 1:00 PM—2:00 PM / £9.50
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March 2019

Monastery Late

Take a step back in time and explore The Monastery lit-up at night and experience this breath-taking site in a completely different way. Explore The Monastery after hours and discover the fascinating story of the site led by one of our expert tour guides. Your evening will begin with a...

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 25 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / £15
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April 2019

Great Days presents Music Hall at The Monastery – Date Sold Out

Please note, this event is sold-out, the following Great Days Out event at The Monastery is being organised for 20th May 2019. Don't miss the unique opportunity to celebrate a traditional entertainment lunch at Manchester's Taj Mahal! The Monastery at Gorton, a building famously designed by Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875),...

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
April 23 2019 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £89
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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...

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April 28 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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May 2019

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...

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May 26 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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June 2019

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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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...

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
June 30 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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