Tour guide speaks to group outside University building.

Historic Campus Tours



Audience Suitable for all

Step back in time and explore the roots of a revolutionary institution with a guided University of Manchester walking tour.

Begin your journey at University Green and uncover the rich tapestry of history that makes our campus unlike any other. As the nation’s first ‘civic’ university, our unique identity has pushed us to global prominence and this tour offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about pioneering individuals and groundbreaking discoveries – some commemorated in our building names, others hidden just out of view.

Witness the origins of the University as a beacon of radical thought and progressive action, elements that earned Manchester its reputation as the ‘shock city’ of the Industrial Revolution.

The tour concludes on the historic ‘Street of Science’ – the street that changed the world.

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