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Address: Windmill Street | Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX, England
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+44 161 834 2700
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Manchester Central is an award winning, globally renowned venue in the...

Manchester Central is an award winning, globally renowned venue in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities. This unique convention centre combines iconic architecture with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a dynamic venue for the world's leading conferences, exhibitions and events.

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Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Very good location - near St. Peter's Square Metrolink or Deansgate/Castlefield station so travel not a problem. Nice airy space with a wide arched roof ideal for an exhibition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
NigelMorton
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very poor location we were promised a marvellous vip lunch we got a sandwich bag of crisps piece of fruit and bottle of water no way is that marvellous or vip. Really shocking and to top this at 12.45 they ran out of food and probably 100+ people queued and waited 10 mins waited for the table to be restocked... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The good thing about the facility is the temperature which was cool and not at all stuffy. Unfortunately there was a lack of amenities onsite e.g. No coffee shop

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice conference venue but a bit lacking on facilities like a coffee shop or cafe. Friendly staff and a good secure cloakroom though. The conference rooms are very good although the floor was a bit uneven in places!

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Thank Mel M
Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Very good location - near St. Peter's Square Metrolink or Deansgate/Castlefield station so travel not a problem. Nice airy space with a wide arched roof ideal for an exhibition space. It's nice to see places like this retain some function rather than be demolished. The only problem was that, while the number of toilets might be sufficient for almost any... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This weekend we went to the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival which was held inside Manchester Central. It was well set out with groups of different types of brewery in the center. Then round the outside you had food stalls, a coffee stall and a sweet shop. At the back were the keg bars. Lots of places to sit down... More 

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Bolton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Myself and my partner got free tickets to one of the shows that was being made at Manchester Central, this was an excellent evening out, adults and children all got involved and joyed the whole experience, all credit to Manchester Central for a most enjoyable evening. I hope they have a lot more like this show this year.

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Thank Nigel F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Central is a converted railway station a wide arched roof now used as an exhibition centre. I go 1 or 2 times a year. Nice venue, easy to get to, access from the Manchester trams close by. Big but expensive car park in the old station goods area under the main hall - but pretty tight spaces especially with a... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

clean, accessible toilets. Ok staff, large space and lots of parking. nothing to complain about. ramp up to loading bay is a bit tight for large vehicles.

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Thank Tori W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
119 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had our company Christmas party here and I'd been dubious as last time I visited this venue it was for a concert and had been a cold, airy, uncomfy place ...... I needn't have worried as it looked amazing. It had been converted into a beautiful winter wonderland with fake snow, Christmas trees, wooden lodges and winter themed acrobats... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have attended numerous graduate jobs fairs here, as well as wedding fairs and the layout is always good. Ultimately as a venue it is a good one. The only issue really is the parking underneath in the NCP is expensive, so if you're visiting, then I would recommend parking on the outskirts and getting the bus / tram in!

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