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Book a Private Tour! We Recommend…

What better way to entertain your social club, historical society or corporate clients than with a private New Manchester Walks tour, talk, walk or canal cruise.

We have taken out the U3A, the National Trust, the WI, Probus, Fleet Street’s finest (an L. S. Lowry coach tour), Kemptville Travel of Ontario (Coronation street locations in Blackpool), the cast of the recent Angel Meadow play, Travel Solutions of Belfast…it’s a long list.
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October walks, tours & cruises now on Calendar!

Here’s a sample of what we’re doing in October – just on Sundays.
Oct 5 Manchester Town Hall Clock Tower Tours
Oct 12 Manchester Literature Festival Annual Coach Tour
Oct 12 Canal Cruise with Historic Commentary
Oct 19 The Story of Gorton Monastery and Gorton
Oct 26 Manchester Architecture Talk at Gorton Monastery
Please see Calendar for the rest of the programme.
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Clock Tower Tours…New Manchester Walks in Time with the City

Come with us up, up and away to the top of Manchester Town Hall…into the soaring clock tower on a journey into the very heart of time. (Please book with Quay Tickets).
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Town Hall Murals on August Bank Holiday Monday…now 10am, Tue 26 Aug

We are hosting the only full detailed tour of the Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite paintings AND the Ford Madox Brown Murals in Manchester Town Hall on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Meet 10am Art Gallery.
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Town Hall Tour: every Sunday Afternoon & Tuesday Morning

Our Town Hall tour takes place every Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning, except on rare occasions when all the rooms are booked out. Unfortunately on Sun 24 Aug there is no access and no tour…
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Imminent Tours: End August

Canals East (Sun 24), Music Landmarks (Mon 25), Murals/Town Hall (Tue 26), Cathedral/Chetham’s (Tue 26), Suffragettes (Wed 27), Grand Hotels (Wed 27), Jewish Manchester: City Centre (Thu 28), Jewish Manchester: Cheetham Hill (Thu 28), Royal Exchange & John Rylands Library (Fri 29), Manchester’s Wonderful Water side World (Fri), Ancoats (Sat 30), Le Corbusier’s Manchester (Sat 30), Macclesfield (Snu 31), Town Hall (Sun 31).
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Cruise the Manchester Waterways With Us – New Dates

REGULAR CRUISE: Sat 30 Aug, Sat 20 Sep, Sun 12 Oct, Fri 24 Oct, Sun 2 Nov, Sat 15 Nov at 11.30am. £18.
XMAS CRUISE with mulled wine and mince pies: Thu 4 Dec, Fri 12 Dec, Wed 17 Dec, Sun 21 Dec at 11.30am. £23.

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 by the queen of canal tour guides, Salford-born Sue Grimditch.

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Southern Cemetery Tours…At Last!

New Manchester Walks will for the first time be able to take you round Britain’s biggest graveyard – Southern Cemetery – final resting place of some the greats of Manchester history.

Ed Glinert, author of “London’s Dead”, published by HarperCollins, will lead you from Matt Busby to John Rylands; from Joe Sunlight to Daniel Adamson. We will also pay our respects to music greats Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, go in search of L. S. Lowry and reveal the long-lost story of the forgotten victim of the Munich Air Disaster.

Tours will take place at 11am on:
* Thu 9 Oct, Thu 30 Oct, Thu 13 Nov, Sat 29 Nov and Sun 14 Dec.
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