The North West
The North West is also home to a number of fine museums and galleries which attract millions of visitors from all over the world each year, enhancing its growing reputation nationally and internationally as a 'go to' cultural destination. Cheshire has a wealth of history and heritage to explore and boasts a fantastic range of museums that cover all manner of subjects and interests. Industrial heritage features strongly among Cheshire's attractions including the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, home to the world's largest collection of inland waterways crafts.
Port Sunlight was built by philanthropic soap baron Lord Leverhulme for his factory workers and is the finest surviving example of early urban planning the UK. Set in 130 acres of beautiful parkland, Port Sunlight Museum celebrates the unique heritage of this beautiful and historic industrial village. Renowned for its passion for music and sport and seen by many as the cultural heart of England, Manchester has always been a popular destination for art and culture.
Around two million people a year visit Manchester's award-winning museums and galleries, not surprising when you consider you can see world class collections, stunning buildings, and relax in the excellent cafes. Manchester's world-class and renowned venues list the likes of The Lowry, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Imperial War Museum North, the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Football Museum, the People's History Museum, and The Manchester Museum. The Museum of Liverpool is the UK's first museum dedicated to the history of a city.
Visitors can explore how Liverpool's port, its people and its creative, industrial and sporting history have shaped the city. Explore great new themed galleries including Lancashire Through Time, Lancashire at Play, Lancashire Law and Order, Lancashire at Work, Lancashire Goes to War, and Lancashire People: The scenic beauty of Cumbria and The Lake District has inspired many famous names over the centuries, and hopefully it will also inspire you and your group to explore one of a fantastic choice of museums and galleries the region has to offer.