As if fantastic music, architecture and food and drink were not enough, the streets of Manchester are positively heaving with culture. Museums, galleries and theatres scattered throughout the city showcase the best of classic and contemporary artistry.
Art galleries abound, including established favourites Manchester Art Gallery and the University's own Whitworth Art Gallery, alongside more contemporary collections at CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment) and the Cornerhouse.
Thespians will love the Royal Exchange and Contact Theatre, whose multifarious productions showcase the best of today's creative talent. Reduced student rates combined with phenomenal productions make for a seriously good night out.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), the Imperial War Museum North and the University's own Manchester Museum will delight any history buff and ensure that you are clued up about the North West's industrial, scientific, military and social achievements. And of course you can extend your knowledge still further with a visit to the gothic marvel that is John Rylands Library on Deansgate.