Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

The Lowry

  • Pier 8 Map It
  • Salford Quays

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Clad in perforated steel and glass, this arts center is one of the highlights of the Salford Quays waterways. L. S. Lowry (1887–1976) was a local artist, and one of the few who painted the industrial landscape; galleries here showcase his work alongside that of contemporary artists. The theater, Britain's largest outside London, has three spaces showcasing everything from West End musicals and new works by up-and-coming theater companies to some of the U.K.'s most popular stand-up comedians. The nearest Metrolink tram stop is Harbour City, a 10-minute walk away.

Sight Information

Address:

Pier 8, Manchester, M50 3AZ, England

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Phone:

0843-208–6000

Website: www.thelowry.com

Sight Details:

  • Free, tours £5
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–8 (later on nights when performances are happening), Sun. and holiday Mon. 10–6. Galleries Sat. 10–5, Sun.–Fri. 11–5.

Published 08/18/2015

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