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Cruise the Manchester Waterways With Us – Sat 18 Apr

Spring is here, so set your chronometer for Sat 18 Apr and a 3-hour local cruise with historic commentary and licensed bar. Please book with Quaytickets.

Join us on board to glide past the new Coronation Street studios, Media City, Manchester United, The Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry Centre, the old docks of what was Britain’s 4th biggest port, Mode Wheel Locks, Castlefield and Spinningfields…

Expert commentary provided.
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Town Hall clock tower - bell

Clock Tower Tours…New Manchester Walks in Time with the City

We can now announce summer 2015 dates for the towering tour, to take you back up, up and away – beyond the confines of Manchester Town Hall into the soaring clock tower on a journey into the very heart of time.

Sat 23 May, Sat 20 June, Fri 3 July, Sat 4 July, Sat 18 July, Sat 22 Aug, Sat 19 Sep at 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm. For booking details
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Summer Programme now out!

Our much-anticipated summer programme is now out and the leaflet should be arriving at a library/information centre/gallery/venue near you very soon.

In the meantime, you can always have a glimpse on this website (see Home Page. Click “Download Brochure”.)
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Manchester, US style

Coming up….Town Hall, April Fools Eccentrics, Cobden-Disraeli-Gladstone, Victoria Food Horrors, Long Good Friday pub walk

Tue 31 Mar Town Hall tour
Wed 1 Apr The Great Eccentrics of Manchester
Wed 1 The Horrors of Eating & Drinking in Victorian Manchester
Thu 2 Disraeli, Gladstone, Cobden
Fri 3 Long Good Friday pub walk

…and much more…please see Calendar for full details.
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Clock Tower

Town Hall Tours: Tuesday 11am, Sunday 2.30pm

* The de-luxe and madly entertaining tour.
* We took 109 people in eight days in mid-February!!!
* As there are now limits on numbers, please let us know you would like to attend by e-mailing
* Pay on the day.
* Meet at the Midland Hotel.
* For access in March & early April please read on.
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Town Hall Murals now Easter Monday

Owing to a wedding in the Great Hall on Easter Sunday, we’ve had to move our full detailed tour of the Ford Madox Brown Murals in Manchester Town Hall to Easter Monday, 6 April 2015.

This is going to be a de-luxe offering, for we will be starting at Manchester Art Gallery at 11am…
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The closure of the Visitor Centre won’t affect our walks

Manchester Visitor Centre on Piccadilly Plaza has shut but this won’t affect our walks. Anything already advertised as starting at the old Visitor Centre will continue to do so – just meet outside. If you get there early…

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Central Library - easily reached...

**NEW** Detailed Tours of Central Library

We are very pleased to unveil our new, lovingly-honed, in-depth tours of the architectural and bibliographical gem that is the reopened Central Library.

The New Manchester Walks team has devised a wonderful tour, rich in history, architecture, design and drama.

We will explain how the building works, explain the fascinating symbolism inside, touch on the library’s previous homes (Charles Dickens opened the first such building in 1852), view the exquisite reading room, and open up areas you might not find yourself…
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