Museums And Art Galleries Minibus Tours.
If you fancy a bit of culture then Manchester has some of the country’s finest museums and art galleries and we can arrange a tour of them all in a minibus. With around 2 million people per year visiting the various venues across the city. With most of them offering free entry they are accessible to all. Highlights include:
Imperial War Museum
The IWM is a collection of 5 war museums across the country. The IWM North in Manchester has won over 25 awards since opening in 2002 and has held over 40 special exhibitions. The IWM tells the very powerful stories of how war affects lives – both in the present day and over the last century. Examples of the touching stories told include a soldier’s last letter home, the twisted steel of the 9/11 twin towers and the bombing of a market in Baghdad. The museum lies on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal and is the only one of the 5 IWM’s outside of the south-east of England. The building itself was designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind – it is clad in aluminium and represents the effects of war with 3 interlocking shards – depicting conflict at sea, on land and in the air.
Manchester Art Gallery
The Manchester Art Gallery is publicly owned and situated on Mosley Street. The venue opened in 1824 and currently occupies three buildings, the oldest being Grade I listed. The gallery is open every day and has late night opening on a Thursday where art is accompanied by food, drink and live music. The gallery is home to an extensive civil art collection which includes important local work. This includes several works by French impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette who taught and created works of art in Manchester at the start of the 20th century. His work depicts scenes of a foggy Manchester and the city’s canals.
Museum of Science & Industry
The MOSI is situated on Liverpool Rd, close to Manchester city centre, first opening at this site in 1983. The aim of the MOSI is to be recognised internationally for its exploration of how science and industry help to sustain a modern society. The museum has an array of different collections ranging from obscure manufacturing implements to everyday domestic instruments that most people will be familiar with. The venue uses the collections to tell the ‘story’ of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city – and utilises objects that were used in or made in the local area. The museum also collects items from the modern day, so it will be able to inform future generations of how we live now.
Or Go To All Of Them.
Why not have a day of culture and visit all of the above. We offer a minibus and driver service where you can pay an hourly rate and have unlimited use of bus and driver. If your here for a limited time our hire by the hour minibus service starts from as little as £25 for a 8 seater minibus and driver and is ideal for this type of trip when you don’t know how long you’re going to be on the trip for. You can have the minibus waiting for you instead of being stood in the rain waiting for your minibus.