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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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

A time and place for everyone

Walking through the front door of The Monastery for the first time lives in the memory of every visitor. You know you are entering a special place. Now we've reclaimed our underground space, everyone is experiencing the same feeling all over again!

Learn, play, create and ponder

Relax with a hot cup of your favourite beverage and a scrumptious home made cake in our Victorian Pantry, before or after decending into our delightful family, community and creative caverns. This is a time to come together.

We never stop learning from the past

There are two screens in the Heritage Corner, in the video room next to the Victorian Pantry and in the community room in the lower level. Amazing archival footage will be screened on looped videos in the main Video Room, repeating approximately every 30 minutes.

No one has corners as cosy as ours

Well, there are times when you just have to chill and think good thoughts. So our cosy corner beneath the Victorian Pantry may have a comfy chair with your name on it. But if you walk past some happy nappers on your way into our family room, don't forget to shhh...

Check this website regularly for details

Our lower level space is excitingly cavernous but designed to make everyone feel at home. There will often be different activities in each space, or there may be times when we integrate in one big celebration of creativity. There will always be a space if you need to chill, especially if you've just enjoyed an afternoon tea in the Victorian Pantry!

Please be patient with us during July, as we begin to set up some of these areas.

So much to do in our Heritage Corner
Open 11 am to 4 pm daily Except Saturdays

  • Meet with friends over a cuppa and a cake in our amazing Victorian Pantry.
  • Relax in the cosiest of corners down a few stairs (disabled access to all parts of Heritage Corner).
  • Family room: meet with other families where children can mix together and you can enjoy a relaxed chat in a safe space.
  • Watch some amazing archive films - on the screen in the community room or the large screen in the video room.
  • Look out for our wide range of activities in arts and crafts and enjoy a favourite hobby or learn a new one.
  • Talk to us about any activity you'd like to see organised by us or perhaps something you want to organise for us.
  • Find out what's happening by checking on this website page regularly or look out for information posted each day at The Monastery.
  • This is a place to explore new ways of learning new skills, meeting new people and working together for a common purpose.

Mind your head in this amazing space. Your imagination might start to grow!

If you think of a use for one our Heritage Corner spaces, don't keep it to yourself. We'd love to discuss it with you. Heritage Corner, the shop and The Monastery itself are open every day except Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm, unless otherwise specified.

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