It may be barely September, but the shops are already lining their shelves with Christmas decorations. We all know things are going to start getting very expensive…
So if you’re tightening the purse strings in preparation for the Christmas parties and New Years Eve outings we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a shortlist of the best free (indoor) activities currently available to you in Manchester. No wallet needed!
The John Rylands Library
In the midst of the modern office buildings in Deansgate is the late-Victorian, neo-Gothic John Rylands Library. It is an iconic testament to old-world Manchester and what’s more, it is free to explore. You should definitely take a trip to this library and explore the iconic selection of books from across history. The selection includes medieval manuscripts and an early European printing of the Gutenberg Bible. Rylands is a complete architectural delight what’s more it regularly hosts exhibitions on the history of Manchester.
The Rylands Library is free for every. So you could spend a rainy or cold afternoon here this winter.
National Football Museum
Manchester’s love and commitment to football is part of the fabric of the city. So why not take a trip to the National Football Museum? This museum categories the history of the beautiful game and how it transformed into a global phenomenon. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a City supporter or a United fan you’ll find so many reasons to bond over football. Here you’ll remember why football is such an important part of our culture.
Science and Industry Museum
Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden
For those days when you’re craving a refreshing walk into the cold winter air why don’t you head over to the Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden. Located in Didsbury Fletcher Moss is a perfect scenic location especially during the winter. A beautiful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city centre with a veritable cornucopia of plants for you to marvel at. With a cafe, sports facilities and original features this is a must-do in Manchester.
Free to enter and free to walk around, this is a destination for dog walkers and nature enthusiasts.