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Cottonopolis and the Arts

  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester © Photo - Joel Fildes

    Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, North West - Exterior © Photo - Joel Fildes
  • John Rylands Library, Manchester © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones

    John Rylands Library, Manchester-5 © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones
  • John Rylands Library, Manchester © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones

    John Rylands Library, Manchester-9 © Marketing Manchester and Rich J Jones
Manchester
2021 Prices On Request

Manchester’s Royal Exchange

Start your day at Manchester’s Royal Exchange. This fascinating Grade II listed building in the city centre is the place where raw cotton was processed in Manchester. The surrounding cotton towns and Manchester Royal Exchange traded in spun yarn and finished goods throughout the world including Africa. This gave the city it’s nickname “Cottonopolis”.
These days it’s home to the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Royal Exchange Shopping Centre. There will be the opportunity to purchase coffee on arrival. After this, a member of the theatre company will give your group a talk covering the history of the building itself and then a behind the scenes talk about the theatre company. After your talk there will be time to browse the shops before lunch.

Lunch at The Rivals Restaurant

After your talk, you will enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee in this conveniently located restaurant.

The John Rylands Library

The extraordinary Neo-Gothic building The John Rylands Library is home to one of the world’s richest and most unique collections of books, manuscripts, maps, works of art and objects. It was
founded more than 100 years ago as a gift to Manchester and its people. Explore the numerous historic chambers like the Historic Reading Room, which resembles the layout of a church; however the alcoves in this purpose built library were designed for private study. Today, anyone can study in these inspirational spaces or wander the room to marvel at the beauty and peaceful nature of the space. After your tour, enjoy some free time in the heart of the city.


Dates

2021 Dates On Request


10.30am

Manchester’s Royal Exchange

Start your Day Trip at Manchester’s Royal Exchange whose history is what gave the city its nickname “Cottonopolis”. Enjoy a talk about the building itself as well as a behind the scenes talk about the theatre company.

12.30pm

Lunch at The Rivals Restaurant

After your talk, you will enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee in this conveniently located restaurant.

2.30pm

The John Rylands Library

Explore the Library’s numerous historic chambers and find yourself marvelling at the beauty and peaceful nature of the space. After a guided tour, enjoy some free time in the heart of Manchester.


The 2020 price was £27.50 (for reference)

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