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Restoration Manchester

  • Victoria Baths, Manchester © Courtesy of Marketing Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Victoria Baths, Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Victoria Baths, Manchester

    Victoria Baths, Manchester
  • Police Museum, Manchester

    Police Museum, Manchester
  • Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Drawing Room

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Drawing Room
  • Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester © Mark Tattersall

    Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester - Exterior
3 day tour
From £149 per person - minimum 20 passengers

On this tour we learn the fascinating restoration stories behind some of Manchester’s most historic and unique attractions, Gorton Monastery, Victoria Baths and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach


Arrive in Manchester



Gorton Monastery and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Gothic masterpiece Gorton Monastery is a former Fransican church and friary. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin and on our guided tour we will learn all about the building dramatic history. Our final stop today is Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, former home of the famous author. The house fell into dire straits and was even student accommodation before it was beautifully restored. You will enjoy a guided tour followed by tea and cake.


Victoria Baths, GMP Museum and return home

First this morning we will visit Victoria Baths, winner of BBC Two’s first Restoration program. Opened in 1906 the baths are undergoing a continued restoration project which we will learn about on our guided tour. Later,  we visit the Greater Manchester Police Museum, a former police station with authentic Victorian jail cells and magistrates court dating back to 1895.

Featured Hotels – recently inspected by Greatdays staff

Cresta Court, Altrincham ***

This comfortable hotel is ideally located in Altrincham, only 30 minutes tram journey from central Manchester. It provides a great base to explore Manchester and the surrounding area. Many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. Guests can enjoy a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant and relax in the bar area. There are 148 bedrooms, a lift to all floors and free coach parking onsite.

Jurys Inn Manchester ****

This large city centre hotel is in an ideal location to explore the City Centre. There are 265 comfortable and modern bedrooms, all of which have shower over the bath. There is a lift to all floors and 16 ground floor bedrooms. The restaurant is located on the lower ground floor. There is no on-site coach parking – coach parking is available off-site in the city centre and is chargeable.


Other hotels are available – please contact us for details.

Dates 3 days / 2 nights
2022 dates From £149.00 per person
2023 dates From £147.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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