The situation of the city of Manchester, in northwest England, makes it easily accessible from most parts of Britain. Thanks to excellent rail, air and road links you can visit it at any time. For example, renting a car at the airport of London, you will have to travel just about 300 kilometres, to know one of the most attractive cities in the UK. Or you can rent a car at Manchester Airport upon arrival.
Art. The main museum is the Manchester Art Gallery. It is the most important artistic centre of the city. With works from the past six centuries, you can enjoy works of art that will transport you hundreds of years of history ago without paying a single penny.
The Manchester Museum (History Museum), almost two hundred years old, is a good choice for all ages. There you will find all sorts of material, from dinosaur fossils to utensils and history of ancient Egypt. It focuses on ancient history from different eras and civilizations. Admission is also free.
Finally, if you are an art lover, you can not miss 'The Lowry', a gallery that houses the largest collection in the world of one of the best known British artists of the twentieth century, L.S. Lowry.
Music. Proud of its music scene, several of the most famous artists and musicians of British music were born in Manchester such as The Smiths, Oasis, the Stone Roses or New Order. The city provides options to get to know the history of these great names of the music, as touring the Manchester music Tour.
But it is not only contemporary music that attracts you, Manchester has two professional orchestras, the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé.
Football. Nobody can deny that Manchester is the birthplace of one of the most famous football teams in the world. If this sport is your favourite, you can not miss the National Football Museum, guaranteed fun for the whole family. The evolution of the history of British football is the theme of this museum. It houses four floors of exhibitions and interactive sections for children. Of course, one of the main attractions of this football museum, is to see the World Cup finals. Like all national UK museums, admission is also free.
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