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0.13km from Exchange Square
Manchester Cathedral is the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George in Manchester. The former parish church was rebuilt in the Perpendicular Gothic style in the years following the foundation of the collegiate body in 1421. The medieval church was extensively refaced, restored and extended in the Victorian period, and again following bomb damage in the 20th century. The collegiate church became the cathedral of the new Diocese of Manchester in 1847, and is one of fifte
Royal Exchange, Manchester
0.2km from Exchange Square
The Royal Exchange in Manchester is a unique theatre with a 360' glass-walled auditorium and a programme of the best brand new and iconic plays. The complex includes the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Royal Exchange Shopping Centre.
National Football Museum
0.21km from Exchange Square
The National Football Museum is a comprehensive museum that's home to a vast collection of football memorabilia based in the iconic Urbis building. About 2,500 items are on display at any given time, but the museum houses 140,000 items in total, with many of the displays being changed regularly.
0.22km from Exchange Square
The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester. The City centre hotspot is alive with activity seven days a week be it with early morning gym classes or late night get togethers with friends. It includes eateries and bars to tickle the taste buds from every corner of the world.
0.27km from Exchange Square
Chetham’s Library has been in continuous use as a public library for over 350 years. It is housed in a beautiful sandstone building dating from 1421 which was built to accommodate the priests of Manchester’s Collegiate Church. It has more than 100,000 volumes of printed books, of which 60,000 were published before 1851. They include collections of 16th- and 17th-century printed works, periodicals and journals, local history sources, broadsides and ephemera.
0.4km from Exchange Square
Esea contemporary is a contemporary art gallery based in Manchester, England, which aims to "advance the education of the public in contemporary arts and culture".. For over 30 years CFCCA has led the UK in programming, showcasing and supporting artists through exhibitions, events, artist residencies, collaborations and research projects. Through our work we explore and question the notion of ‘Chineseness’.
0.49km from Exchange Square
Albert Square is a public square in Manchester that's home to the iconic Manchester Town Hall and an array of smaller buildings and statues in addition to the open space. The square contains a number of monuments and statues, the largest of which is the Albert Memorial, a monument to Prince Albert, Prince consort of Queen Victoria.
John Rylands Library Research Institute and Library
0.55km from Exchange Square
The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. The John Rylands Library and the library of the University of Manchester merged in July 1972 to form the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, which today is part of the University of Manchester Library.
Manchester City Council
0.56km from Exchange Square
Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. The council is controlled by the Labour Party and led by Sir Richard Leese. There are two Liberal Democrat councillors and one currently non-aligned Independent member. Joanne Roney is the chief executive. Many of the council's staff are based at Manchester Town Hall.
Queen Victoria's Statue
0.57km from Exchange Square
The centrepiece of the Piccadilly Esplanade is the over-sized bronze statue of Queen Victoria seated on large throne wearing a lace dress with the Order of Garter. She is holding a sceptre is held in the right hand and an orb in the left. At the top of the throne is a bronze figure of St George fighting the dragon. Six steps lead up to the throne.
0.59km from Exchange Square
Deansgate is the main road through Manchester City Centre, England. It runs roughly north-south in a near straight route through the western part of the city center and is the longest road in the city center at over one mile in length. One of the main busy shopping centers in this area and also here you will get what you need.
Manchester Art Gallery
0.6km from Exchange Square
Manchester City Art Gallery is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre. It has been at the center of city life for nearly 200 years, created as the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts, and has been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882. The gallery is for and of the people of Manchester. It houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25,000 objects.
People's History Museum
0.69km from Exchange Square
People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by, and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, cooperation, and a fair world for all.
Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives
0.76km from Exchange Square
The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester, England. The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives enables you to experience what life was really like for these officers, in what was once a busy Victorian Police Station. You’ll also see how times have changed and how policing has evolved to meet today’s needs.
0.9km from Exchange Square
Canal Street is a popular hotspot for local and visiting LGBTQ people who are looking for welcoming places for shopping, dining and late-night celebrations. Because of this street and its numerous offerings, Manchester has become one of the most gay-friendly cities in the entire world. At night time, and in daytime in the warmer months, the street is filled with visitors, often including LGBT tourists from all over the world.
The Bridgewater Hall
0.96km from Exchange Square
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, hosting over 280 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and so more. The venue is named after the Third Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the eponymous Bridgewater Canal that crosses Manchester, although the hall is situated on a specially constructed arm of the Rochdale Canal.
Alan Turing Memorial
0.97km from Exchange Square
The Alan Turing Memorial is a sculpture dedicated to Alan Turing, an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician and theoretical biologist who contributed to the field of modern computing. Eternally sitting on a public park bench in Manchester’s Sackville Park the bronze statue of the innovative computer pioneer seems to just be waiting for some companions to come sit next to him.
Science and Industry Museum
1.07km from Exchange Square
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester offers visitors the chance to explore the whole history of science and technology, including the effects on industry throughout human history. The museum is at the site of the first passenger railway station in the world, and parts of this station still stand as Grade I listed buildings.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
1.88km from Exchange Square
Salford Museum & Art Gallery holds one of the largest collections of art in the Manchester area. The collection is dominated by British Victorian art, much of which has been donated to the gallery by local philanthropists such as Oliver Heywood and Edward Langworthy. Particular highlights are the excellent collection of 19th-century paintings on display in the Victorian Gallery, and the tiles and pottery produced by the local Pilkington Company in the North Gallery.
2.08km from Exchange Square
Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.
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Exchange Square, Manchester, UK
Exchange Square has become one of our major new public spaces, located in the heart of the shopping district bordered by the Arndale Centre, the Corn Exchange. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, the Corn Exchange and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, one of the most-visited shopping centres in the United Kingdom.