Manchester has much to offer so travel up the day before or after your tour to enjoy some of the other attractions in the area.
Only minutes from Old Trafford are the Lowry Centre and the Imperial War Museum North.
Things To Do in Manchester
- A venue for top entertainers and sporting events is the Manchester Arena, and the Palace Theatre is the place for top musicals to opera and ballet.
- Art lovers are catered for at the Manchester Art Gallery, with a world class collection of over 25,000 items.
- For more museums see the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester Museum.
- For theatre and classical music try the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Bridgewater hall.
- A treat for animal lovers is a visit to the Belle Vue zoo.
- Further afield lies the Forest of Bowland one of England’s 36 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), and the West Pennine Moors a 90 square mile area of wild, unspoilt countryside.
Manchester United Museum
Leave plenty of time (approx 70 mins) to take in all of the comprehensive history and exhibits on show. Here you will learn the history of Manchester United from its humble beginnings as a local railway team called Newton Heath LYR in 1878, only changing the name to Manchester United in 1902.
Follow the early troubles to become established in the football league, the inter war years, and the rebuilding of the ground and club after the second world war.
Then onto the Matt Busby era and the building of the Busby Babes team, followed by the tragedy of Munich. There followed another rebuilding by Sir Matt Busby climaxing in Manchester United’s first great European Cup win in 1968.
Then through the twenty six year history of United’s latest legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Learn how he created a long line of Premier League winning teams, and the introduction of such stars as Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Cristiano Ronaldo.