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Explore ideas that changed the world at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This national museum is dedicated to inspiring and educating visitors on the changes to industry from past to the present. Based in the heart of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city, and built on the site of the oldest surviving passenger train; the museum of alive with innovating discoveries in both science and technology. The museum offers exciting workshops for early years, through to Key Stages 1-3.
Explore the unique coverage of conflicts for those living in Britain and the Commonwealth during the First World War, right up to present day. Expand on what you’ve studied in class and visit The Picture Show; this permanent exhibition uses visuals to bring people lives during the war to life. The museum offers Learning Sessions for youth groups to enable students to deepen their understanding of the life changing situations thousands of Britons faced.
This museum, based at the University of Manchester, is host to a mix of collections. From natural history to technology, dinosaur skeletons to mummies from Ancient Egypt, this diverse museum showcases objects which will engage and education any mind. With free, public tour running throughout the week, this would be a fantastic time for generate the students interest and gain and insightful view into the museums history and the collections housed here.
Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United players! From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand to the atmosphere of the players’ dressing room, you can follow the footsteps of so many legendary reds!
Situated just five miles outside of Manchester city centre, here groups can enjoy a vast range of stores along three miles of granite and marble boulevards! There are many restaurants and places to eat plus the Trafford Centre is also home to the Odeon 20 screen cinema - one of the largest in the UK.
Inspire your students imaginations with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offer hands-on learning across the curriculum, including science, mathematics, language arts, technology, and engineering design, while building and reinforcing Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. There’s also a wealth of attractions with two rides, 4D cinema and more.
With hands-on experiences with fascinating educational workshops, SEA LIFE Manchester offers groups an astonishing aquarium experience where students will get up close to fascinating creatures from captivating sharks over humble starfish and seahorses to graceful ray. Younger students’ curiosity will be peaked as they become top rock pool explorers while older students can learn more about our local conservation initiatives and our Breed, Rescue, Protect projects.
Groups can walk in the footsteps of their favourite players with this fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that they take on a match day. Your group will experience all of this with the help of one of our expert professional Guides, who will bring each area to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand-new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.
During the tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK, your group will walk in the footsteps of some of their favourite celebrities! The new BBC home in the North of England is one of the most ambitious projects in the BBC's history, hosting BBC channels and programmes such as Match Of The Day, Blue Peter, A Question Of Sport, Mastermind, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, CBBC, BBC Sport and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, to name just a few. The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you as you go behind the scenes of how TV and radio work.
A CBBC Interactive tour is also available for pupils aged up to 11 year olds. The tour consists of a visit to the interactive room at Quay House where you can have a go at being a presenter of Newsround, play “A Question of CBBC” and also play a “Copy Cats” game. You’ll also visit the CBBC Interactive Room and have a go at being a CBBC presenter, take part in a quiz and play with some Diddy Dick and Dom puppets!
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