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Manchester
Manchester

This is a map of places in Manchester which are free to visit and are places we learn and interact.  We learn in many places outside of formal institutions, the thoughts we have sat in gardens or walks along canals, museums which lay out rare and special collections, libraries of books more numerous than we alone can read.

Then there are the open groups you can attend, societies which put on free lectures and numerous Meetups which you can attend without cost.  In part inspired by the Children’s University, a way of looking at all the places around us as sites of learning where we can go in our own time, and take our own space to choose what to learn.

Click the red markers to locate the projects on the map. Click the More Details link to be taken to the individual project websites.


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Abraham Moss Library Library Crescent Road, Crumpsall, M8 5UF Books for loan including other languages: Urdu; Benefits validation DVDs for loan; Bollywood collection DVDs for loan; Free wifi in Manchester including libraries; Computer facilities, internet access & free computers
Avenue Library and Learning Centre Library Victoria Avenue East, Blackley, M9 6HW Adult learning centre; Books for loan DVDs for loan; Fax facility; Health information point; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet
Barlow Moor Community Library Library 23 Merseybank Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7NT Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Beswick Library Library 60 Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, M11 3DS Books for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities, internet & free computers; DVDs for loan; Health information point
Brooklands Library Library Moor Road, Wythenshawe, M23 9BP Books for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities, internet access & free computers; DVDs for loan; Health Information Point
Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub Library Burnage Lane, Burnage, M19 1EW Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Café Scientifique Manchester Lectures The MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology
Castlefield Gallery Exhibition 2 Hewitt Street Manchester, M15 4GB Exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees/winners and exhibitors at international festivals
Central Library Exhibition,Library St Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, United Kingdom Read and study; Use computers throughout and access free wifi on your own device and get connected. Also access archives and special collections
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Museum Market Buildings, Thomas St, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU, UK We have sustained a commitment to representing Chinese arts and culture in the UK.
Chorlton Library Library Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN Books for loan including other languages: Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Polish, Urdu; CDs & CD ROMs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities, internet & free computers; DVDs for loan
City Library Library St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD Books for loan including other languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese and Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Urdu. Large print; Audio books
Didsbury Library Library 692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DN Books for loan; CDs for loan; Children's DVDs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities, internet & free computers
Fallowfield Community Library Library The Place at Platt Lane, Platt Lane M14 7FB Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden Gardens,Walking Millgate Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2SW, England Part botanical garden and part wildlife habitat, but also offers recreational facilities such as recently refurbished tennis courts, rugby and football pitches, as well as a family run café.
Forum Library Wythenshawe Library Forum Square, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX Adult learning centre; Benefits validation service; Books for loan including other languages: Albanian, Bengali, Czech, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovac, Urdu; Business information zone; CDs for loan; Computer facilities & internet
Gallery of Costume Museum Platt Hall, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5LL One of the finest costume collections in the country. The collection contains clothes worn by men, women and children from the 17thC to the present-day
Gorton Library Library Garratt Way, Gorton, M18 8HE Books for loan including other languages: Polish; CDs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet access
Heaton Park Museum,Gardens,Walking The Farm Centre Prestwich Manchester M25 2SW A historic area on the edge of Manchester with many attractions for all ages. Visit the play areas, cafes, Animal Centre, Tram Museum, bowling greens, golf course, boating lake, and try horse riding.
HOME Exhibition 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN Our mission is to make a new HOME for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators.
Hulme High Street Library Library Hulme High Street, Moss Lane East, M15 5NN Books for loan including other languages/collections: African-Caribbean; Children's DVDs; Free wifi in Manchester including libraries; Computer facilities & internet access
Imperial War Museum North Museum The Quays Trafford Wharf Road Manchester M17 1TZ Visit our iconic museum in Manchester and explore how war affects people’s lives
Levenshulme Community Library Library Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, M19 3QE Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Longsight Library and Learning Centre Library 519 Stockport Road, Longsight, M12 4NE Adult learning centre; Books for loan including other languages: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi/Persian, Polish, Urdu; CDs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet
Manchester Art Gallery Museum,Exhibition Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL Houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25,000 objects
Manchester Botanic Gardens Historic Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, United Kingdom The end for the Botanic Gardens came in 1907 when declining public interest and the reluctance of the city council to support it financially resulted in the site being leased to the White City Limited
Manchester Metropolitan University Lectures Lower Ormond St, Manchester, M15 6BH A public university established in 1970 as 'Manchester Polytechnic', and gaining University Status in 1992. Teaching quality inspections place the university within the top twenty in the UK
Manchester Museum Museum The University Of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL Features collections and galleries of animal life, plants, rocks and minerals, and prehistoric life, an aquarium and a vivarium
Manchester Town Hall Historic Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 2LA Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic municipal building designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877. Houses offices and grand ceremonial rooms such as the Great Hall which is decorated with Ford Madox Brown's Manchester Murals illustrating the history of the city
Miles Platting Community Library Library Victoria Mill Community Centre, Lower Vickers Street, Miles Platting, M40 7LJ Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Moss Side Powerhouse Library Library 140 Raby Street, Moss Side, M14 4SL Books for loan including other languages: Somali; CDs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet access; Employment and training advice
Museum of Science and Industry Museum Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP Devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond
New Moston Community Library Library Nuthurst Road, New Moston, M40 3PJ Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
Newton Heath Library Library Old Church Street, Newton Heath, M40 2JB Benefit validation; Books for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet access; DVDs for loan
North City Library Library Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, M9 4AF Books for loan including other languages: Polish; Business information zone; CDs for children for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet; DVDs for loan
Northenden Community Library Library Parkway Green House, 460 Palatine Road, Northenden, M22 4DJ Community Libraries offer adult and children's books, spoken word, computers with internet access, printing & scanning facilities and a self service machine.
People's History Museum Museum Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, United Kingdom A national museum of democracy. We aim to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’
Prestwich Forest Park Walking Prestwich, Bury, BL9 9SW Prestwich Forest Park offers 200 hectares of woodland and open space. Consisting of Philips Park, Drinkwater Park, Waterdale and Prestwich Clough there are plenty of places to explore and lots of nature and wildlife to discover
Queen's Park Gardens Queen's Park Road Heywood OL10 1AH Astunning municipal park originally presented to the people of Heywood by Queen Victoria in 1879. This Grade 2 listed park is of major landscape and historical importance, with gardens and a lake to enjoy
Rochdale Pioneers Museum Museum 31 Toad Lane Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 0NU Exists to preserve the original store of the Rochdale Pioneers and to generate an understanding of the ideals and principles of the co-operative
Salford Museum and Art Gallery Museum,Exhibition Peel Park The Crescent Salford M5 4WU Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities
St Michael's Flags and Angel Meadow Park Gardens,Historic Old Mount St, Manchester M4 4TF, United Kingdom St Michael's Flags and Angel Meadow Park is a public park located on a slope between the River Irk and Rochdale Road with an area of 7.4 acres, and features in the formative history of Manchester
The Castle Hotel Events,Music 66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE A pub with a long-standing reputation for live music and literary events, as well as its real ales.
The Peterloo Massacre Historic St Peter's Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom On 16th August 1819 it's estimated 18 people (including a woman and a child) died from saber cuts and trampling and over 700 men, women and children received serious injuries in a peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters
The Whitworth Gallery Museum The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER A place of research and study, and increased access to the 55,000 historic and contemporary works in our collection
University of Manchester Lectures,Events Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL The University of Manchester is a public research university in the city of Manchester offering many free lectures and events
Withington Library Library 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 3BN Books for loan including other languages: Arabic, French, Farsi/Persian, Polish, Urdu; Business Information Point; CDs for loan; Free wifi; Computer facilities & internet; DVDs for loan
Working Class Movement Library Library 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, United Kingdom A collection of materials concerned with the activities, expression and enquiries of the labor movement, its allies and its enemies.
Wythenshawe Park Museum Wythenshawe Road, Northenden, Manchester, M23 0AB Wythenshawe Park has a 17th Century hall set in 109 acres of parkland with facilities for sports. Home to a horticulture centre and various themed gardens and the post office museum

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