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Attractions

Bury is a short hop from Manchester city centre and home to plenty of great visitor attractions. 

Based in Bury town centre the beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway is a great family day out. Take a trip through the countryside to bustling towns and pretty villages or meet everyone’s favorite steam engine at ‘Days out with Thomas’ events held several times a year. For a touch of wartime nostalgia enjoy the 1940s weekend with battle re enactments, wartime weddings and concert parties.

Just across the road is the Bury Transport Museum and around the corner is the town’s innovative newcomer, Bury Sculpture Centre. Plus  hands on activities including arts and crafts sessions at Bury Art Museum.

Bury’s best known attractions is its award winning Bury Market. Not only about discovering bargains and excellent regional produce on the market’s hundreds of stalls, but a chance to experience the banter and atmosphere as the traders sell their wares.

Overlooking Ramsbottom, just 5 miles from Bury is the historic Peel Tower. Standing 128 feet high and the area’s most noticeable landmark built in honour of perhaps Burys’ most famous son Robert Peel.   

If you fancy some live entertainment then head for The Met, Burys award winning venue. Buzzing with live music, comedy and drama it is the place to catch up and coming acts and a fantastic mix of rock, jazz and blues from all over the country.
  
Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays, the Irwell Sculpture Trail features over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists. Extending over 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, the trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK and makes a great free day out for all the family.

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  1. East Lancashire Railway

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    East Lancashire Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Bury

    The beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway takes you on a captivating journey to discover the region’s rich transport heritage, taking in viaducts, historic towns and picturesque villages and passing through tunnels en route.

  2. Fusiliers Museum

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    Fusilier Museum

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    Museum

    Bury

    The Fusilier Museum combines interactive galleries with temporary exhibitions tracing 350 years of Fusiliers Heritage. Located in the centre of Bury. Cafe and shop.

  3. Bury Art Gallery and Museum

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    Bury Art Museum

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    Museum

    Bury

    Showcasing some of the best of international and local art, Bury Art Museum is the ideal attraction for those looking for a warm, welcoming attraction to enjoy art and discover more about Bury’s rich history.

  4. Work by Richard Wilson.  Part of ReMix at Bury Sculpture Gallery

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    Bury Sculpture Centre

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    Arts Centre

    Bury

    Bury Sculpture Centre, in the town's cultural quarter brings some of the bestin international art and culture to local audiences and visitors.

  5. Kids at Bury Transport Museum

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    Bury Transport Museum

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    Museum

    Bury

    Housed in a beautifully restored 1848 goods warehouse this fascinating museum tells the story of people and transport. Vintage vehicles combine with interactive displays to keep children and adults entertained.

  6. The Met

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    The Met

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    Theatre

    Bury

    The Met is an exciting and lively award-winning performing arts centre in Bury town centre with an exciting programme of live theatre, music and comedy.

  7. Peel Tower and holcome hill

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    Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill

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    Tower

    Ramsbottom

    This well known Bury landmark was built in 1852, erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel. Peel was the founder of the Police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846.

  8. Irwell Sculpture Trail

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    Irwell Sculpture Trail

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    Waymarked Trail

    Bury

    The largest public arts scheme in the North West. There are currently 30 sculptures by regional, national and international artists which celebrate the area's heritage and landscape.

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