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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran 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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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

Manchester Monastery is now open – we can’t wait to welcome you back!

Events for October 25 - 17th September 2021

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**The Monastery is now open - we can’t wait to welcome you back!**

Things to do at Manchester Monastery

With Monastery tours, orchestral performances, events outdoors and in, family activities and wellbeing events, and simply having somewhere to meet or unwind – there is something for everyone.

Visit The Monastery and discover what we do best - stage outstanding events in one of the most remarkable places to visit in Manchester.

Manchester Monastery is open to the public on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week between 10am and 4pm.

The Monastery is closed to visitors every Friday and Saturday when we host exclusive weddings, dinners and private events. These events help to provide an income to maintain and conserve our precious heritage site.

The Great Nave is closed on the 1st Sunday of the month for a well-being event. This event is £10 to attend. See the MOMM event for further details. The rest of The Monastery is still open, but access to the Great Nave will be limited for those not attending the event.

Occasionally, we must close the nave for special events. Please check availability before travelling.

We will be adding events in the coming weeks. Come back to see what’s on.

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October 2021

Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline and...

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
October 25 2021 10:30 AM—11:30 AM / £6
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Taste of the Monastery Tour

Discover the history of E.W. Pugin’s neo-gothic treasure and walk in the footsteps of the Franciscans. This volunteer guided tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of the friars who created this much-loved place of worship and important example of Manchester architecture. Learn about the rise, decline...

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 25 2021 2:00 PM—3:00 PM / £6
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Dance for wellbeing

Join in this fun class to groove and tone. Created to get people exercising together using dance and movement. With familiar tracks and different genres this class is fast paced at times - although you can go at your own pace. It's suitable for all ages and abilities. Dance can...

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
October 26 2021 1:30 PM—2:30 PM / £5
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November 2021

Print Pattern Archive: Exclusive access and talk with owner, Cheryl O’Meara

The Print Pattern Archive is an exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the mid-18th century to the 1980s. Visitors are mesmerised by the collection of handwoven, heritage, conversational, florals, geometrics, mid-century, bark cloths, scenic, heraldic, jacquards, damasks, foliage, novelty, ornate, chinoiserie, juvenile and baroque prints from all over the...

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
November 01 2021 1:00 PM—2:00 PM / £10
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Print Pattern Archive: Exclusive access and talk with owner, Cheryl O’Meara

The Print Pattern Archive is an exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the mid-18th century to the 1980s. Visitors are mesmerised by the collection of handwoven, heritage, conversational, florals, geometrics, mid-century, bark cloths, scenic, heraldic, jacquards, damasks, foliage, novelty, ornate, chinoiserie, juvenile and baroque prints from all over the...

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 01 2021 3:00 PM—4:00 PM / £10
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Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Crafters, handmakers, and artists from Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire will be here. See their website for more details.

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 14 2021 10:00 AM—3:00 PM / Free
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Vintage

There'll certainly be a buzz in the North West as fashionistas flock in for their vintage fashion fix at Manchester’s most unique event. Find vintage styles spanning over 100 years of fashion - many of which inspire the catwalks of today! Open to all, the fair will provide a safe...

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 21 2021 10:00 AM—3:00 PM / £2.50
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December 2021

Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Come and join us for an amazing Christmas concert hosted by the Royal British Legion. Bring your family and friends to get into the festive spirit.  

December 12 @ 12:00 am
December 12 2021 12:00 AM—12:00 AM /
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Gorton Philharmonic Christmas Concert with Carols

Christmas concert with carols for audience participation interspersed with light music. Programme information to be announced in late 2021.    

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
December 12 2021 2:00 PM—4:30 PM /
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G4 Christmas

Join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods and experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting. Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to...

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 15 2021 7:30 PM—9:30 PM /
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