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This is a list of places of interest in the British county of Greater Manchester. See List of places in Greater Manchester for a list of settlements in Greater Manchester.


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Bolton Museum Bolton Civic Centre1.jpg Bolton Museum and art gallery including collections of natural history, archaeology, art and local history, as well as one of Britain's oldest public aquariums.
Bolton Steam Museum Bolton Steam Museum front.jpg Bolton Museum housing a variety of preserved steam engines.
Hall i' th' Wood Hall i th Wood manor house front view.jpg Bolton 16th century manor house that was the home of Samuel Crompton and was where he designed and built the first spinning mule. Grade I listed building.


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Bury Art Museum Bury Art Gallery, Library and Museum - - 386661.jpg Bury Museum and art gallery that is home to the Wrigley Collection, an assemblage of over two hundred oil paintings, watercolours, prints and ceramics accumulated by the Victorian paper manufacturer Thomas Wrigley.
Fusilier Museum The Fusilier Museum, Moss Street - - 1690330.jpg Bury Museum housing the collection of the Lancashire Regiment, commemorating over three hundred years of the regiment's history.
Radcliffe Tower Radcliffe tower hdr.jpg Radcliffe Remains of a fortified manor house built in 1403 by James de Radcliffe. Grade I listed building.


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84 Plymouth Grove Gaskell House Plymouth Grove front.JPG Manchester Neoclassical villa and former home of the Gaskell family built c.1838. Its neoclassical style is rare in Manchester. Grade II* listed building.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Thomas Street, Manchester - - 783397.jpg Manchester Agency for Chinese art established in 1986.
Gallery of Costume Museum of Costume in Plattfields Park.jpg Fallowfield Museum housing clothing and accessories from the 17th century to the present.
Heaton Hall Heaton Hall 01.jpg Heaton Park Palladian country house described as one of the finest buildings of its kind in Lancashire. Grade I listed building.
Heaton Park BT Tower Heaton Park BT Tower, distance view.jpg Heaton Park Telecommunication tower that is one of the few British towers built of reinforced concrete.
Heaton Park Tramway Tram 765, Heaton Park.jpg Heaton Park
Holy Trinity Platt Church Holy Trinity Platt Church.jpg Rusholme Anglican church built in 1845 by Edmund Sharpe as his second 'pot church', so-called because the main building material used in its construction was terracotta. Grade II* listed building.
John Rylands Library Rylands Library Deansgate.jpg Deansgate
Manchester Art Gallery Manchester Art Gallery - - 1748756.jpg Manchester
Manchester Jewish Museum Jewish museum.jpg Manchester Museum located in a former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. Grade II* listed building.
Platt Fields Park Platt Fields Park 3.jpg Fallowfield Large public park with an artificial pleasure lake.


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Gallery Oldham Gallery Oldham.jpg Oldham Art gallery and natural history museum.


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Ellenroad Mill Ellenroad Ring Mill - Newhey.jpg Newhey Former cotton spinning mill, part of which now forms the Ellenroad Ring Mill Engine, a preserved stationary steam engine.


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The Lowry The Lowry main entrance.jpg Salford Quays


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Bramall Hall Bramall Hall from west, 2011.jpg Bramhall 14th century Tudor manor house that is the ancestral home of the Davenport family. Grade I listed building.
Hat Works Hat Works.jpg Stockport Museum located in Wellington Mill, an early fireproof cotton spinning mill. Grade II listed building.


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Buckton Castle Excavations on Buckton Castle July 2007.JPG Stalybridge Medieval ringwork remains of a castle with a curtain wall built by William de Neville in the late 12th century.


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Dunham Massey Hall Dunham Massey Hall 50mm July 2013.png Dunham Massey Moated hall built in 1616 by Sir George Booth. Grade I listed building.
Imperial War Museum North Imperial War Museum 2008cropped.jpg Trafford Park


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Astley Green Colliery Museum Monstrous steam engine, Astley Green, Lancashire.jpg Astley Former working colliery that produced coal from 1912 to 1970. It is now a museum and has the only surviving pit headgear and engine house on the Lancashire Coalfield. Grade II listed building.
Haigh Hall Haigh Hall 2000746.jpg Haigh Country house built in 1827-40 by James Lindsay, 24th Earl of Crawford, it remaining the seat of the Lindsay family until 1947. Grade II* listed building.
Haigh Windmill Haigh Windmill 1.jpg Haigh Tower mill built in 1845. It is the only remaining windmill in Greater Manchester.
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