Getting to know Manchester

Information and activities to get to know the city.

Discover Manchester

Manchester Treasure Hunt

A free, fun activity you can do while social distancing – alone or in your social bubble! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted and learn interesting facts and stories along the way.

It works like WhatsApp, so it’s easy to use. Captain Bess sends you a series of treasure maps and clues leading you around the city. Because it’s all on your phones, it’s super flexible and there’s nothing to print! Plus, you get to start when you want. Form a team of up to 6 people, then book online for FREE (normally £9.99 p.p.) using the code UCEN-MCR-A8N Play

What to do

An ultimate guide to places and events to visit in Manchester. Play

Where in Manchester?

A guess the place quiz. A multiple choice picture quiz of famous Manchester landmarks – this quiz will test how well you know Manchester Play


Manchester is a vibrant city and the heart of industry in the north. It's been voted the most livable city in the UK for the last 8 years by The Econimist, as well as a top city for technology and business.

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Getting to know Manchester

Manchester is a vibrant city and the heart of industry in the North. Explore information and activities to get to know the city.

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