The best way to explore your new place of residence is, once the people from the man and van Manchester company unload the boxes at your property, instead of rushing to unpack, go out and see what’s what. It would be a great way to de-stress and meet the challenges of the new day. Manchester can present you with a lot of interesting sights and venues that will live up to your expectations and needs.
- The Museum of Science and industry is one of the largest museums in the country that are entirely dedicated to the advancement of science over the centuries. Items that are on display here can be divided into several distinct categories: transport (cars, aircraft, railway locomotives and rolling stock), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester’s sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. The museum of science and industry was conceived as a simple temporary exhibit in 1969, but due to the huge popularity that the project came to enjoy with members of the local community and visitors alike, it was later expanded in what was to become probably the most interesting museum in Manchester.
- Old Trafford Stadium is another must see. Home grounds to Manchester United F.C., it surely is in the top 10 of the most famous football stadiums in the world. The official capacity of the venue is 75 635 people, which is rather impressive in its own right. The Theatre of Dreams is what fans call it, and it is a nickname that quite suits it – after all, this is the place where some of the most beautiful football matches in the history of the sport have taken place.
- While still on the subject of football, every fan of the sport (or even uninterested person looking to expand their general knowledge on broad subjects) The National Football Museum is another must-see. It is one of the largest collections of football memorabilia in the world. Housed in the Urbis building, which was designed by Ian Simpson as a museum building and was turned into the permanent collection of the National Football Museum in 2012.
- John Rylands Library was founded in the end of the 19th century by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. Today it is part of the University of Manchester Library. The exterior was designed in such a fashion that it resembles a church, while the decoration was in the arts and crafts movement style that has its roots in the Gothic style. It is indeed one of the most interesting and beautifully haunting buildings in Manchester. Upon its official opening in 1900, it had less than 100 manuscripts and some 70 000 books. As of today, the John Rylands Library has amassed 250 000 printed volumes and, hold your horses… a million manuscripts and archival items. Charles, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were some of the most recent of the many distinguished visitors of the library.