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Coming up: John Rylands Library, Ancoats, Lyme Park…

Next May tours:
Tue 19: John Rylands Library, 2.30pm.
Wed 20: Victoria Park, 11.30am.
Wed 20: Angel Meadow, 6pm.
Thu 21: Great War, 1.30pm.
Fri 22: Ancoats, 12 noon.
Sat 23: Manchester Town Hall Tour, 11am.
Sat 23: Manchester music, 2.30pm.
Sun 24: Lyme Park and Disley.
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Clock Tower

Town Hall Tours: Tuesdays & Saturdays 11am

* The de-luxe and madly entertaining tour.
* We have taken some 700 people on this tour this year.
* Please let us know you would like to attend by e-mailing
* Pay on the day.
* Meet at the Midland Hotel.

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Town Hall clock tower - bell

Clock Tower Tours…New Manchester Walks in Time with the City…SOLD OUT Sat 23 May

We can now announce summer 2015 dates for the towering tour, to take you 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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City Centre Cruises 1

Cruise the Manchester Waterways With Us – Mon 25 May

Spring is here, so set your chronometer for Mon 25 May 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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Archi - Athenaeum

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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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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Talks (Kennedy)

Need a Speaker?

Ed Glinert’s energetic, enthralling and entertaining talks – on Alan Turing, Peterloo, Winston Churchill, the Pankhursts etc etc – have wowed audiences at the St James’s Club, Manchester Central Library, the Portico Library, Whitefield shul, the U3A…
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Mural1 - Romans

Town Hall Murals: August Bank Holiday Monday

Next full detailed tour of the Ford Madox Brown Murals in Manchester Town Hall: Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August 2015. This is going to be a de-luxe offering, for we will be starting at Manchester Art Gallery at 11am to look at the best of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, followed by a coffee break and then a saunter over to the Town Hall.
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