A school art trip to Manchester will give your art students the chance to be inspired by one of the UK’s must-visit art destinations.

Manchester is an exciting city with art and culture around every corner. School art groups visiting Manchester will be inspired by the architecture, the city’s industrial heritage, and the incredible, thriving art scene.

School art groups will be able to explore attractions such as the Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth Gallery, where they’ll see some incredible examples of fine art and contemporary art.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school and travel to Manchester.

Group to visit the Lowry followed by time for lunch in Manchester city centre

Visit to Manchester art gallery

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to the Whitworth Gallery

Enjoy a street art walking tour of Manchester

Return to school

2 days, 1 night Price from £85 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators


Educational Activities

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

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Showcasing internationally renowned collections of fine art, decorative art and costume. Manchester Art Gallery is best known for its important… Read More

Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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The Street Art walking tour is described not only as an alternative tour of Manchester, but as an ‘anti-tour’. The… Read More

The Lowry

The Lowry

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The Lowry is the home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. The artist… Read More

The Whitworth Gallery

The Whitworth Gallery

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The Whitworth is an art gallery with an internationally important collection of 60,000 artworks. The collection ranges from historic fine… Read More

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