Other attractions/things to see and do

Bury Art Museum
www.bury.gov.uk

The Met, Theatre
www.themet.biz

Fusilier Museum
www.fusiliermuseum.com

Bury Transport Museum
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

East Lancashire Railway & Rail Ale Trail
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

Bury’s World Famous Market
www.burymarket.com

The Rock
www.therockbury.com

Bury Tourist Information Centre:
www.bury.gov.uk
 

Amenities

Automatic Café (at The Met)
www.automaticcafe.com

Delicious Café Bar (at The Fusiliers Museum)
www.mydelicious.co.uk

The Trackside Bar (at East Lancashire Railway)
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk


Public Conveniences:

• Bury Bus Interchange
• Kay Gardens (Superloo)
• Millgate Shopping Centre
www.millgatebury.co.uk

For information about public conveniences in Bury:
www.bury.gov.uk
 

Car Parking

Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, BL9 0EZ

Millgate Multistorey Car Park
www.millgatebury.co.uk

East Lancashire Railway
Paid parking facilities are available at adjacent
to Bury Station and free parking is available at
all other stations.

For information about car parking in Bury
www.bury.gov.uk
 

Transport

Traveline North West
0871 200 22 33
www.traveline-northwest.co.uk

TfGM
www.tfgm.com

Metrolink
www.metrolink.co.uk

East Lancs Railway
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

Cycling in Greater Manchester
www.cyclegm.org
 

Events along the Trail

Text Festival
www.textfestival.com

Bury Beer Festival
wwww.themet.biz

The Big Whistle Festival
www.themet.biz

1940’s Wartime Weekend
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
 

Bury Art Museum

At Bury Art Museum you can enjoy world-famous Victorian paintings, contemporary art by local and international artists, fascinating objects from Bury's past, all housed in a distinctive Edwardian building that is a work of art in itself. 

Saturday Art Activities every Saturday, 14:00-15:30 No booking is required for the workshops listed above but places are limited. All workshops are suitable for children aged 4-12 years. Charge £2 per child.

Opening Hours: Sunday-Monday closed, Tuesday-Friday 10.00am-5pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm

www.bury.gov.uk

Address: Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR

Telephone: 0161 253 5878

The Met, Bury

The Met is an independent performing arts organisation based in an impressive Victorian building in Bury, just north of Manchester.

The Met presents contemporary and classic theatre, music and comedy touring nationally and internationally. We present new and exciting artists who go on to become household names as well as established artists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.

Audiences at The Met have enjoyed a pre-Partridge Steve Coogan, legendary performances by Joy Division and The Pixies, pre-Elbow Elbow, pre-Hollywood Lee Evans and live music and theatre that leaves people inspired and enriched.

The Met is a fully accessible venue, both on its ground and first floors. A magnetic induction loop for hearing aid users is used in the Main Theatre for the majority of our events. Guide dogs are welcome, and water can be provided upon request.

Address: The Met, Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, UK, BL9 0BW 

Tickets: 0161 761 2216

www.themet.biz

Automatic restaurant

Modern, upbeat and welcoming, Automatic is a unique independent restaurant, cafe and bar, situated next door to The Met.

Automatic offers an abundance of choice with a wide range of high quality food and drink choices, brought to the table with warm genuine service, ranging from breakfasts, coffees, cakes, cocktails, cask ales, an impressive wine list and over one hundred different whiskies. Restaurant bookings advisable at weekends, and we can accommodate larger parties too. If you're catching a midweek show, the early evening dining offer is a great option, offering two courses for £10, Monday-Wednesday 5-7pm.

Your visit won't be complete without having a drink in Malt, a real ale and whiskey bar, open before, during and after all shows.

www.themet.biz//

www.automaticcafe.com

The Fusilier Museum

The Fusilier Museum is home to the collection of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, commemorating over 300 years of history and heritage.
Special exhibitions and events will be held throughout the year to highlight the extensive collection and its significance to those associated with the Regiments past, present and future. The Regimental HQ and Army Recruiting Centre maintains the links with current and future soldiers and ensures that this remains a focal point for the Regiment. 
The towns Tourist Information Centre has relocated into the museum entrance, together with a new shop and café to support the work of the museum. Set in the heart of Burys Cultural Quarter, the museum is an important new facility for the community of Bury and the region.

Address: The Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF

Tel: 0161 7638950

Opening Times: The museum is now open seven days a week, 10am until 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Admission Fee: Adult: £3.95 Concessions: £2.95 Children: £2.95 Family (2+2): £10.95

www.fusiliermuseum.com

Bury Transport Museum

Bury Transport Museum offers a compelling insight into the local transport history and peoples’ lives and jobs in the early 20th century. Housed in the beautifully restored 1848 Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, the museum welcomes little ones and grown ups to a brand-new interior with a fascinating collection of vintage vehicles and original artefacts as well as interactive displays.

Bury Transport Museum offer regular craft workshops and activities and free tours around the museum. The passionate volunteers are always available to give talks about the various original artefacts and vehicles that are on display.

Address: Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Castlecroft Road, Bury, BL9 0LN

Tel: 0161 763 7049 (lines open daily 10am – 4pm)

www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk 

East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway operates every weekend throughout the year and Wednesdays to Friday from April to September.

The line is over 12 miles long and runs between Heywood and Rawtenstall, with intermediate stations at Bury, (4 miles from Heywood) and Ramsbottom, (8 miles from Heywood). Unstaffed Halts are provided between Bury and Ramsbottom at Summerseat, and between ramsbottom and Rawtenstall at Irwell Vale.

The journey between Heywood and Rawtenstall takes approximately one hour in each direction. From Heywood the line descend Broadfield bank, and after crossing the M66 and the River Roch the line climbs towards Bury town centre and the Irwell valley. On leaving Bury the line commences the long climb up the valley via Ramsbottom, crossing the River Irwell nine times before reaching terminus at Rawtenstall.

www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk 

The Rail Ale Trail

A ride on the East Lancashire Railway offers not only stunning countryside but tucked away villages, hidden gems (and pubs) and plenty of fascinating history and quirky facts and stories.

ELR’s Rail Ale Trail takes you on a journey to discover some of the Irewll Valley’s most beautiful locations and exceptional pubs, all linked together by the railway. Whether you are an ale enthusiast, lover of a good pint of bitter or a tee-totaller, you will find something to suit your taste buds at every station along the route.

Simply download the Rail Ale Trail guide if you wish to follow the trail at your own pace. The guide is designed as a handy accompaniment to start and finish your tour at any of the ELR stations.

www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk 

The Trackside Pub

The Trackside is situated on Platform 2, set against the unique backdrop of the Bury heritage railway station.

It is a favourite with traditional ale drinkers and local, as well as young families and visitors from further afield.

With a brand new lunch menu offering home-made food and a extended kids menu, we pride ourselves in using only the freshest ingredients and supporting local producers, suppliers and farmers wherever possible.

The Trackside is a real ale hotspot, providing a constantly changing selection of real ales from nine hand pumps. It has been listed in the Good Beer Guide, the independent guide to great beer and good pubs, for a number of years but also offers a tempting range of continental beers and ciders.

Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12:00-23:00, Friday 12:00-00:00, Saturday 10:00-00:00, Sunday 10:00-23:00

World Famous Bury Market

For over five hundred years, Bury Market has dominated the consumer retail sector in the area. Over the past thirty years, retail giants have developed in the vicinity, yet Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North, attracting 250,000 visitors every week. Quite rightly world famous, Bury Open Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products and facilities is second to none. Bury Market is a very large traditional market in a modern setting. It's a unique shopping experience and great day out for Inpiduals and Groups. Bury's world famous market is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for bargains galore. It is the biggest and best market in the North West.

www.burymarket.com

The Millgate Shopping Centre

Mill Gate Shopping Centre opened in 1992 and comprises over 140 shops and stores. It is close to the Travel Interchange, Metro link station and has easy access by car from the M66.

The centre is anchored by Boots, Bhs and New Look. It has a wealth of independent retailers which distinguishes it from a number of other shopping centres.

Mill Gate has wide conservatory style malls offering a pleasant and safe shopping environment. It has a strong community focus and its free Kiddy Cab hire is a major customer service feature. It is family friendly and its close proximity to Bury Market makes it an ideal day out.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm Sundays- 10.30am-4.30pm

Telephone: 0161 763 4593

www.millgatebury.co.uk 

The Rock

The Rock, Bury is one of the North West’s leading shopping and entertainment destinations, boasting an extensive range of fashion led stores, top quality restaurants and state of the art entertainment experiences.

Conveniently situated, The Rock is easy to access whether you're travelling by car, bus or metrolink and has capacity to hold over 1,250 cars in our own dedicated multistory car park.

The lineup of brands offer a great opportunity to either pop in for a quick fashion fix or simply spend the day browsing, eating and drinking. You could even stay to catch a movie or go bowling!

With three leading department stores: Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Primark, 60 additional stores and eight restaurants and coffee shops you really will be spoilt for choice!

If that wasn’t enough, the cinema and family bowling are only a stone's throw away from the shops making The Rock the very best in entertainment, dining and shopping on your doorstep. 

www.therockbury.com

The Text Festival

The Text Festival in Bury is an internationally recognised event investigating contemporary language art (poetry, text art, sound and media text, live art).

Against the background of global stylistic multiplicity, the use of language spans many artforms and may even be a unifying field of enquiry, a new definition and a new field of international linguistic art practice and dialogue. The Bury Festival is the leading focus of language in 21st Century art.

The Festival specialises in experiments, in new experiences, in performances and exhibitions that mix artforms in ground-breaking combinations that challenge traditional language art boundaries and offer artists a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas. 

www.textfestival.com

Bury Beer Festival

 The Bury Beer Festival returns to The Met and real ale bar Malt this year with over one hundred different cask ales alongside delicious food and fantastic live music. This year’s festival is taking a traditional approach and putting the main focus on beers brewed in bury and surrounding areas in the North West.

Visitors will be able to drink and dance, with an exciting mix of live entertainment to treat festival goers on both evenings.

Address: The Met, Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, UK, BL9 0BW 

Tickets: 0161 761 2216

www.themet.biz

The Big Whistle Festival

The Big Whistle Festival returns this February for more folk gigs and workshops with the humble tin whistle at its core.

Big Whistle 2012 will feature headliners Kan, Breabach, Ross Ainslie and Treacherous Orchestra. Details of festival workshops and more gigs will be announced in the coming months.

Address: The Met, Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, UK, BL9 0BW
Tickets 0161 761 2216

 http://www.themet.biz

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