Manchester Cottonopolis Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

418622


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Discover how Cotton made Manchester


Manchester is a city built on cotton. 90% of the world's cotton trade used to come from this city in Victorian times, which gave Manchester the name Cottonopolis.

This tour shows off two fascinating locations. The Museum of Science and Industry has the best collection of cotton technology, and spins cotton every day. It's the closest you can get to travelling back in time to the noise and chaos of the mill.

Then we will take you by car a half hour drive away to Quarry Bank Mill. Now looked after by the National Trust, and set in 400 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside, this location will bring your new cotton knowledge to life.

Itinerary

The tour begins at the Museum of Science and Industry to watch cotton making demonstrations and hear about how Manchester became the city of cotton. Then we transfer by car in thirty minutes to see Quarry Bank Mill to see the industrial palaces where the cotton was produced. Then we transfer back to Manchester.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Museum of Science and Industry, on Liverpool Road in Manchester. The postcode is M3 4FP.

End location: We can drop you back at any convenient city centre location.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Our vehicles are hired from Enterprise Car Club and are clean, comfortable and appropriate for party size.

What’s Included

Other: All guiding, transportation and entrance fees to Quarry Bank are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 GBP - Cost of lunch at MoSI or Quarry Bank Mill is not included in the tour fee.

What’s Extra

Other: Souvenirs and any items of a personal nature you wish to buy.

Private tour guide John

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