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School art trip to Manchester

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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 1/2



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

Day 2/2



Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to the Whitworth Gallery



Enjoy a street art walking tour of Manchester



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconAccess to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

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

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

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

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


YHA Manchester
YHA Manchester

Purpose built in 1995 this delightful youth hostel is perfect for school groups visiting Manchester and the surrounding area. The hostel has bedrooms for 2, 4 and 5 people, each room equipped with ensuite shower and toilet. Facilities at the hostel include:Classroom, TV lounge, Cafe, Games room, Shop, Laundry, Wifi and a lounge.

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Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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