This space-age building made of geometric shapes and resembling a ship sits at Pier 8 in Salford Quays. Opened in 2000 with the plan to revitalize the Quays, The Lowry does just that by attracting world-class shows, artists and more.
The star attractions of the metal and glass Lowry are its two main theaters (including one that boasts largest stage in the UK, second only to London’s West End) and expansive gallery space. Named after Manchester painter L.S. Lowry, his work is on permanent display here. For those seeking to learn, there are even art, dance and other classes to experience.
Perfect for an evening out, The Lowry also offers restaurants and cafes, as well as shopping. Not sure what else to do while in Manchester? There’s also a Tourist Information Centre to help answer questions about visiting the city.
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The Lowry is very accessible via public transit. Using MetroLink, take the Eccles line tram and stop at either Harbour City or Media City. Via train, exit at Oxford Road or Piccadilly Station and then board the Eccles tram. By Salford Quays Link, take the Number 9 bus. There are also a number of buses that can take visitors to The Lowry. The buses that drop off the closest are 290 and 291 – Flixton – Manchester (no weekend or bank holiday service). Other buses include: 69, 27, 25, 33, 63, 51 and 52 and are all about 20 minute walks