Aeroplane Collection

7 Mayfield Avenue
Stretford M32 9HL

TAC focuses on single aeroplane restoration projects either for Hooton Park or for other museums and groups who have the space and facilities to look after them properly but lack the necessary skills or work space for restorations.

Astley Green Colliery Museum

Higher Green Lane, Astley, Tyldesley
Manchester M29 7JB

On the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries, lies the picturesque village of Astley Green. In the heart of the village stands Astley Green Colliery Museum. The museum houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status. The museum houses many exhibits, not least of which is the collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest collection of its type in the United Kingdom.

Bramall Hall

Bramhall Park, Bramhall
Stockport SK7 3NX

Bramall Hall is a magnificent black and white timber-framed Tudor manor house, with Victorian additions, spanning six centuries and set within 70 acres of parkland. It gives a unique insight into the families and servants who have lived and worked here.

Bury Art Museum

Moss Street
Bury BL9 0DR

Housed in a distinctive Edwardian building, Bury Art Museum offers a welcoming, warm and friendly setting for visitors to enjoy art, (old and new), and discover the rich history of Bury and the surrounding area. Highlights from the art collection include 'Calais Sands' and 'Ehrenbreitstein' by JMW Turner.

Bury Transport Museum

Castlecroft Goods Shed, Castlecroft Road, Bury
Bury BL9 0LN

This new-look museum is the essential fun attraction for all the family and tells the story of transport in the local area. It's full of exciting exhibits and interactive hands-on galleries that will keep both adults and children entertained.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House

84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester M13 9LW

The House, a Grade II* listed property, was built between 1835-1841 and is a rare example of the elegant Regency-style villas once popular in Manchester. Elizabeth Gaskell was one of the 19th century's most important writers, and she lived here from 1850-65.

Fusilier Museum, The

Fusilier Museum, Moss Street
Bury BL9 0DF

The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of The Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Together they record over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served in the regiments. Collections: A wonderful collection of medals, including VC's, uniforms and other militaria, along with personal effects of former soldiers.

Gallery of Costume

Manchester, Platt Hall, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme
Manchester M14 5LL

The Gallery of Costume houses one of the finest collections of clothing and fashion accessories in the country. Two floors of themed displays give a fascinating insight into fashion over the centuries. Collections: The collection consists of more than 21,000 items from the 17th century to the present day, including rare examples of the everyday dress of working people.

Gallery Oldham

Greaves Street
Oldham OL1 1AL

Gallery Oldham has been collecting artworks and objects since 1883 and is still collecting today. The current collections include: over 12,000 social and industrial history items, more than 2,000 works of art, about 1,000 items of decorative art, more than 80,000 natural history specimens, over 1,000 geological specimens, about 3,000 archaeological artefacts, 15,000 photographs and a large number of books, pamphlets and documents.

Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

Maclure Road
Rochdale OL11 1DN

The official Museum of GMC Fire Service is situated at Rochdale Fire Station, in the north- east of the county, and opened in 1983. The many and varied exhibits include several full- size fire appliances, along with equipment, uniforms, models, photographs, medals and insignia, which together portray the history of fire fighting in general, but particularly within Greater Manchester. Parts of the museum are laid out to form period tableaux, including a Victorian street (with fire station, insurance office and fire equipment suppliers) and a World War II Blitz scene.

Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

57a Newton Street
Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1ET

Explore Manchester's hidden past - a labyrinth of alleyways and slums, interrupted only by the huge mills casting shadows below. An eerie underworld, lit by gas lamps where police officers were kept busy apprehending unsavoury characters of all ages. The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives enables you to experience what life was really like for these officers in a busy Victorian police station. Collections: The collection dates from c.late 19th century onwards and ranges from vehicles, costume and memorbilia to restored cells, a charge office (1879) and magistrates court (1895 from Denton).

Hat Works

Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South
Stockport SK3 0EU

Hat Works is the UK's first and only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, headwear and hats. It is home to a fantastic collection of hats and headgear with some hats dating as far back as the 18th century. There are hats for every occasion, contemporary hats from today's top milliners, hats from all over the world and the worlds tallest top hat. The museum also houses a vast collection of Victorian millinery machinery which has been restored back to full working order.

IWM North (Imperial War Museum)

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road
Manchester M17 1TZ

This multi-award winning IWM North is a great free day out for all ages. Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to represent a globe shattered by conflict, it reveals how war shapes lives through powerful exhibitions, the Big Picture (a 360 degree light and sound show), tours, object handling sessions, and family activities all available daily. Collections: The museum charts world events from 1900 to the present day, examining war and its effect on people and places; from photographs to film, artefacts, weapons and souvenirs the entire experience of war is explored.

Lancashire County Cricket Club Museum

Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford
Manchester M16 0PX

The rich history of Lancashire Cricket is exhibited in the club museum at Old Trafford. Manchester Cricket Club was formed at the beginning of the 1800s and moved to the present Old Trafford in 1857. Collections: On show are some of the finest trophies in the cricket world presented by players from the 1820s, some silver tankards from 1738, paintings, scores, rules of the game and some memorabillia from the early development of cricket, including some of the earliest cricket statistics in existence. Lancashire County Cricket Club was formed in 1864 and amongst the displays are early team photographs, silver trophies, scrapbooks, caps, and cncket balls belonging to famous players who performed memorable feats for their county.

Manchester City FC Museum & Stadium Tour

Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus
Manchester M11 3FF

Museum displays are themed around events or significant stories such as the Supporters, the FA Cup, Grounds, Kits, Players, League Championship etc. Key items on display include trophies & medals from the Club's earliest years to present day; shirts from 1934 to the modern era etc.

Manchester Jewish Museum

190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester M8 8LW

Manchester Jewish Museum tells the story of the Jewish community in Manchester over the last 200 years. Through photographs, objects, documents and room settings, visitors gain an insight into the lives of the individuals who came to the city in different waves of Jewish immigration.

Manchester Masonic Museum

Freemasons' Hall 36 Bridge Street
Manchester M3 3BT

The Manchester Masonic Museum is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the values of, and stimulating debate about the heritage of Freemasonry in the North West of England. The collection has been held at Freemasons' Hall in Manchester since the building opened in 1929 and holds many varied artefacts dating back to the mid 1700s.

Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Encounter Manchester Museum's assortment of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Visitor favourites include dinosaurs, mummies and live amphibians and reptiles.

Manchester Postal Museum

Manchester Southern Cemetery, Remembrance Lodge, 212 Barlow Moor Rd,
Manchester M21 7GL

A large private collection of postal memorabilia/history, currently setting up a permanent display in Stockport

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford
Manchester M16 0RA

Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre, Manchester tourism award's large visitor attraction of the year, can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves. Or get even closer to the world of Manchester United and share 130 years of football.

Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road, Castlefield
Manchester M3 4FP

Uncover Manchester's industrial past and learn about the fascinating stories of the people who contributed to the history and science of a city that helped shape the modern world. Located on the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and only minutes from Manchester's City Centre, the museum's action-packed galleries, working exhibits and costumed characters tell the amazing story of revolutionary discoveries and remarkable inventions both past and present - a memorable day out for everyone.

Museum of the Manchester Regiment

The Town Hall
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DL

The museum tells the story of generations of soldiers, from the raising of the regiment in 1756 through to Regimental life today. The museum's Ladysmith Gallery (re-developed in 2002) tells our story chronologically, covering major actions such as the American War of Independence, New-Zealand, the Crimea, South Africa, both World Wars and the Malayan Emergency. The Gallery also houses over 2000 medals including 6 Victoria Cross Groups as well as a reconstruction of a First World War trench.

Museum of Transport

Boyle Street, Cheetham
Manchester M8 8UW

Find out about Greater Manchester's transport history with the museum of Transport in Manchester. Opened in 1979, the museum has a large and varied collection of exhibits, charting the development of public transport in the county, ranging from a Victorian horse-drawn bus to a full size prototype for Greater Manchester's Metrolink. Collections: Includes buses, trams, trolleybuses, coaches and other vehicles which formerly provided public transport services in Greater Manchester. Also includes historical records relating to public transport in the county, such as company records, photographs and films and a large collection of objects ranging from street furniture to ticketing equipment.

Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street
Wigan WN1 1NU

We hold over 30,000 objects relating to life in Wigan Borough, past and present. Our collections include fine art, archaeology, social history, natural history, coins, decorative art and industrial history. The museum of Wigan Life is housed in Wigan's first public library and first public building with electric lighting.

National Football Museum

Cathedral Gardens
Manchester M4 3BG

The National Football Museum in Manchester is the world's biggest and best football museum. An essential part of any visit to the city, the national celebration of the national game offers free entry, and is open 7 days a week.

Ordsall Hall Museum

322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall
Salford M5 3AN

Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts. Today, it is an engaging heritage site open to visitors 5 days a week throughout the year.

People's History Museum

Left Bank, Spinningfields
Manchester M3 3ER

There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time at the People's History Museum following Britain's struggle for democracy over two centuries. Collections: The collections of the People's History Museum contain items relating to the working people of Britain, and cover ceramics, prints, posters, banners, ephemera and photographs. The museum (registered as the National Museum of Labour History) is the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain.

Portland Basin Museum

Heritage Wharf, Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA

Portland Basin is an award winning museum housed in a reconstruction of the historic 1834 Ashton canal warehouse. Discover the life and work experiences of the people of Tameside.

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

31 Toad Lane
Rochdale OL12 0NU

On 21 December 1844 the Rochdale Pioneers opened their store selling pure food at fair prices and honest weights and measures. The business revolution that started here now involves a billion co-operators as members of 1.4 million co-operative societies across the world. The Rochdale Pioneers Museum exists to preserve the original store of the Rochdale Pioneers and to generate an understanding of the ideals and principles of the co-operative movement.

Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

High Street, Uppermill
Nr Oldham OL3 6HS

The museum opened in 1962 and is situated in one of the outbuildings of the 19th century Victoria Mill. Saddleworth Museum is full of intriguing objects from the past and tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth's landscape and character.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Peel Park, The Crescent
Salford M5 4WU

Our permanent attractions include a Picture Gallery where you can relax and enjoy the splendour of the Victorians' passion for painting and the decorative arts, or stroll down the Victorian Street and marvel through shop windows displaying their original 19th century wares. Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK's 'first free public library' and today, still houses the city's Local History Library and archive.

Staircase House

30-31 Market Place
Stockport SK1 1ES

Staircase House is a beautifully restored townhouse situated in Stockport's historic market place. The house is famous for its rare cage newell staircase dating back to 1618. Journey through time from its humble beginnings as a medieval cruck framed building in 1460 to the splendour of the 17th century townhouse, concluding in WWII.

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate
Stockport SK1 1NE

Step back in time to 1940s wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of Britain's homefront. Stockport Air Raid Shelters were carved into the natural sandstone cliffs in Stockport Town Centre.

Stockport Museum

Vernon Park, Turncroft Lane, Offerton
Stockport SK1 4AR

Visit this fascinating museum, one of the first purpose built museums in the country. It is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Vernon Park, which has been renovated to its original Victorian splendour.

Stockport Story Museum

30/31 Market Place
Stockport SK1 1ES

Experience 10,000 years of Stockport's history, as you travel through time from prehistoric Stockport to present day. Discover the fantastic finds from Mellor, life in medieval Stockport, the thriving textile industry of the Victorian era, the impact of WWII, concluding with an insight into modern day Stockport.

Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade
Rochdale OL16 1AQ

The borough's award winning arts and heritage centre offers a museum, four art galleries, heritage gallery, tourist information centre, caf?_ and shop with regular events and workshops.