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Welcome to the official tourism website for Bury

Bury is the Greater Manchester Town of Culture for 2021

Find out more about why Bury was awarded the prestigious accolade, what events you can expect to see during the year and more information about the Happy Festival taking place in May and September.

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Discover award winning attractions, stunning open spaces and fantastic food and drink.  Home to the East Lancashire Railway, and Bury’s world famous market.  The Bury Cultural Quarter boasts many of the most fascinating museums in the UK: the internationally respected Bury Art Museum, the proud regimental Fusilier Museum and Bury Transport Museum providing a wealth of attractions and activity. For culture lovers Bury Sculpture Centre provides an impressive programme of activity including the works of internationally renowned artists. For comedy, music and an extensive programme of live entertainment visit The MET Bury’s live arts and theatre venue.

Our lively towns and charming villages are all rich with heritage, history and fascinating stories. Each with unique and varied shopping, food and drink on offer. 

Experience Bury's year round calendar of events. Step back in time on the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s weekend, experience Bury Night Light, a host of music festivals and our very own original Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival.

Relax and unwind within miles of stunning open countryside with breathtaking views, rolling hills and vast moorlands. Visitors cannot help but be inspired by Bury’s beautiful countryside, all within easy reach.

No visit to Bury is complete without sampling our famous and best Bury Black Puddings - one of the country’s finest delicacies found on our multi award winning Bury Market. Or shop ‘til you drop in Bury town centre with the latest fashion and food offer, or seek out hidden shopping gems in our surrounding towns and villages.

Easy to find on the edge of the West Pennine Moors just a short half hour hop on a tram from Manchester and you’re ready to discover the beauty of Bury!

What's On

Black and white drawing: text mixed with graphics

Spirit of a Place

A new exhibition featuring a variety of new artworks by our online drawing community, Sketchbook…

Painting: plate with food

Exhibition: Food

This exhibition and workshop programme will investigate the creative relationships between art and…

Day Out with Thomas

Day Out With Thomas

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire Railway. Take a train…


Visit Bury


Visit Bury

RT @MillGateBury: Our Booknest will be opening on Thursday 23rd September! 📚 Come and chat with like-minded book lovers in our hones…
20 Sep 2021   19:55:31
RT @BuryArtMuseum: Good food is something to celebrate! Come see our exhibition all about FOOD! Featuring up and coming as well as est…
20 Sep 2021   19:54:29