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School Trips to Manchester

A school trip to Manchester will give your students the opportunity to explore one of the most exciting cities in the UK and is particularly suited to history groups studying WW2 and school art groups keen to be inspired by one of the country's most vibrant art scenes!

Manchester is a buzzing, youthful city that your students will love. But it also has a long and fascinating history. It really rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important centre for textile production, and cotton goods in particular, earning it the nickname ‘Cottonopolis’. The establishment of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, followed by the Manchester Ship Canal, added to its prosperity and the city soon became a battleground for capitalists and Marxists. The city’s factories were commandeered to produce items needed by the British Armed Forces during the Second World War and so Manchester soon became a target for the Luftwaffe. Much of the city’s historic centre was destroyed during the Manchester Blitz.

Manchester is also home to one of the most vibrant art scenes in the UK. On your school art trip to Manchester you can choose to visit the Lowry, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth Gallery, where your students will be inspired by the incredible examples of fine and contemporary art on display. 

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School Trip to Manchester and Liverpool - WW2

From £85pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
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School art trip to Manchester

From £85pp
2 days, 1 night
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip

If you visit Manchester on a school history trip, your students will have the opportunity to explore what life was like during the Manchester Blitz. They’ll be able to visit underground air raid shelters in nearby Stockport, where they will hear some of the locals’ stories.

Another exciting visit for school history groups in Manchester is the Imperial War Museum North, in Trafford Park, which suffered heavy damage during the Manchester Blitz. And why not combine your history school trip to Manchester with a visit to nearby Liverpool, where you’ll find even more museums and attractions to help expand your students’ understanding of the impact of the Second World War on life in Britain? 

If you choose to visit Manchester on a school art trip, you'll want to make sure you spend some time at the Lowry, learning more about one of Manchester's most famous artists. Lowry is famous for his scenes of industrial Manchester and Salford, and a visit here offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the environment he lived and worked in inspired Lowry's work. 

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.