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Easter Break – Part 2

Was this really only last week? The holiday feels like it was ages ago – oh well! Here are some more must-see places in Manchester:

Head to Salford Quays. I spent the majority of my time in the Lowry looking at the art and then I sat out in a deckchair outside the BBC offices and watched a giant screen television in the sunshine. Next time I go, I will be heading to the Imperial War Museum; the building is amazing from the outside!

Manchester (59) Manchester (56) Manchester (53) Manchester (51) Manchester (50) Manchester (46) Manchester (43) Manchester (42)The Manchester Art Gallery is also worth a visit. I only discovered it on my last morning so did a quick dash but I want to go back as they have an amazing collection of Pre-Raphaelites that deserve more attention! The temporary exhibitions of 1950s cotton couture and of interpretations of home were also fascinating.

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If you want to know more about democracy in Britain, then go to the People’s History Museum. Again this is a place that I need to go back to in order to fully take in the collection, but it was a good reminder of the importance of using my vote!

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Finally, just wandering around the city and taking in the architecture is totally worth doing. Next time I want to explore the industrial side of Manchester and the canals in more detail.

Manchester (30) Manchester (26) Manchester (28) Manchester (31)So that’s Manchester. I shopped and saw sites and I drank a few cocktails in between. Plus it was warm and sunny. An ideal city break really!

 

 

 

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