Manchester Central’s vaulted arches and station clock have made it an iconic feature of the city for more than 130 years.

Hosting a huge range of events from exhibitions for food, film and travel fans to medical conferences and gala dinners, there are very few days of the year when the venue isn’t bustling with delegates or exhibitors.

It has even been transformed into television sets for a number of shows including Cold Feet, the 18/19 Premier League Launch, X Factor and Ninja Warrior.

For one day only, you are invited to step inside and take a look around.

This will be a chance to learn about the history of the venue whilst exploring the spaces from the vast Central Hall to the state-of-the-art auditorium and everything in between. Most importantly, there’ll be an opportunity to try one of their delicious brownies.

Throughout the day, there will be two official tours which will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of the venue and surrounding area – from its birth as a train station to hosting iconic music artists such as The Smiths and Oasis and, more recently, establishing itself as a world-class conference and events venue.

The tours will be led by professional guide Ed Glinert, who has fantastic knowledge of the city.

There will also be two photography tours taking place on the day, allowing photographers of all levels a one-off opportunity to explore the venue and capture beautiful shots from new and exciting angles.

These tours will be led by acclaimed local artist, photographer and filmmaker, Andrew Brooks, who has a passion for capturing the history and stories of locations and we expect them to be very popular, so be sure to visit the Manchester Central website to book.

However, if you just fancy a quick nosey around and a free coffee and brownie, then feel free to pop down anytime between 10am and 4pm on the day and one of the friendly team will happily show you around.

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out and book your place on the Manchester Central website.

Wednesday 14th August, 10am-4pm.

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