News from Marketing Manchester, it’s partners and the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector in Greater Manchester.

Doors are open to the Science and Industry Museum

Visitors eager to explore Manchester’s heritage of ideas that change the world were welcomed back to the Science and Industry Museum today (14 August) for the first time in almost five months. Free tickets have been introduced to stagger entry times and allow social...

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Industry Update: 13 August 2020

Latest guidance on local restrictions and holidays The government has now published further guidance on visiting areas under local lockdowns, which includes information and responsibilities for accommodation providers on Working Safely; and information on facilitating...

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Industry Update: 6 August 2020

Latest update on local restrictions in Greater Manchester On Thursday 30 July, the UK Government announced new local restrictions that apply across the whole of Greater Manchester which aim to minimise the spread of Covid-19. On Friday 31 July, official guidance was...

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Industry Update: 31 July 2020

Latest government advice – new local restrictions in Greater Manchester A statement from our Managing Director, Sheona Southern, on behalf of Marketing Manchester, in response to new local restrictions in Greater Manchester and their impact on our tourism, hospitality...

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Dakota Manchester unveils terrace transformation

Dakota Manchester has revealed its beautifully transformed outdoor Terrace which is now available to book for alfresco drinking and dining experiences with friends. The boutique hotel’s terrace offers a 170m2 al fresco retreat in the heart of Manchester city centre. A...

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Virtual Factory welcomes its first million visitors

Just a few weeks after opening, one million people have already visited Virtual Factory, the new digital manifestation of The Factory, the landmark cultural space currently under construction in Manchester, which will be MIF’s year-round home. Gamers and non-gamers...

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The Lowry Hotel swings back into action on 1 August

Five-star standard bearer ready to welcome guests with enhanced safety features Manchester’s 5-star luxury city centre hotel, The Lowry Hotel will reopen its doors on Saturday 1 August. The Lowry Hotel will be opening with enhanced safety procedures including a ‘Check...

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Eat Out to Help Out at intu Trafford Centre

Over 20 venues have signed up to Government scheme At least 20 restaurants, bars and cafes at intu Trafford Centre are taking part in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, including Five Guys, Tampopo, Nando’s, Haute Dolci and San Carlo champagne bar in...

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Harvey Nichols Manchester to reopen Saturday 1 August

Harvey Nichols Manchester is delighted to announced that from Saturday 1 August, their doors will open to customers once again. This follows the reopening of the Knightsbridge, Leeds and Edinburgh stores this June and July, as part of the phased reopening of all...

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Manchester Art Gallery to re-open on 20 August

After closing to all but virtual visitors back in March, Manchester Art Gallery is set to re-open its doors and welcome people back inside from 20 August. This date will see a partial re-opening of the gallery four days a week, from Thursdays to Sundays, between 11am...

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Industry update: 22 July 2020

Latest UK Government updates Further to the Prime Minister’s update last Friday, details about the next phase of reopening and pilots in England are now available. From now/this week: Meetings of up to 30 people indoors are now allowed in permitted venues if social...

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Manchester and Trafford’s RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Old Trafford to host men's and women's final in a double-header of RLWC2021 action The Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament organisers have today (21 July) revealed the much-anticipated fixture schedule for what promises to be the biggest and best World Cup in the...

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