The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands. In 1889 the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January 1900.
Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most important Grade 1 listed buildings in England.
The People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy. They aim to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’. Visit the museum and join a march through time following Britain’s struggle for democracy over two centuries.
Manchester Central Library is the headquarters of the city's library and information service and faces St Peter's Square. It was designed by E Vincent Harris and is a columned portico attached to a rotunda domed structure, loosely derived from the Pantheon, Rome and was constructed between 1930 and 1934.
St Mary's, The Hidden Gem was founded in 1794 in the centre of what was then, the poorest quarter of Manchester. It is now thought to be the oldest post-Reformation Catholic church founded as a church in any major centre of population in England.
St Peter's Square is a public square in the city centre located at the junction of Peter Street, Mosley Street and Oxford Street. To the west of the square is the Central Library, Midland Hotel and the Town Hall Extension. The square is also home to the Manchester Cenotaph.
If you are looking for information about the latest events or suggestions for days out, call into Manchester Visitor Information Centre where the knowledgeable team can help make the most of your trip to Manchester.