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Manchester Conference Centre
The Manchester Conference Centre is located in the heart of Manchester city centre, just 300 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station. It is within close proximity to Manchester Airport, the Greater Manchester metrolink tram system, and central rail, bus and coach stations.
Manchester city centre can be easily reached from Manchester International Airport by train, taxi or hire car in 15 minutes.
The Manchester Conference Centre is within a three minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and Chorlton Street coach station
By road it is easy to find: just off the A57M Mancunian Way at the A34 exit, with rapid links to the motorway network, including the M6, M56 and M1.
The MCC is adjacent to a 700 space multi story car park which is open seven days a week.
Manchester Oxford Road station, a convenient train station for delegates traveling from the North West, is just three minutes walk.
Manchester Piccadilly (shops, banks, bars, restaurants) – 300 metres
Deansgate (shopping, banks, pubs and cafes) - 800 metres
Northern Quarter (independent shops, bars, clubs) – 500 metres
Canal Street (bars, clubs) – 300 metres
China Town (restaurants) – 400 metres
Castlefield (canals, architecture, bars, museums) – 800 metres
University Area (bars, clubs, venues, theatres) – 300 metres
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Manchester Conference Centre under the reference ‘TINE2014’ at a special academic bed and breakfast rate of £87.00. If you wish to make a reservation and take advantage of this reduced rate please contact the hotel directly quoting ‘TINE2014’ at email@example.com; +44 (0)161 955 8063.
Alternatively, for larger groups there are serviced apartments available in the city at:
In addition, a limited amount of low-cost hostel accommodation is available in Manchester City Centre. This accommodation is available on an ad hoc basis and should be booked by contacting the hostel directly:
Hilton Chambers – 1 bed within a 6 bed dorm with En suite Bathroom - £20.00 per person per night
Tel: +44 (0)161 236 9500
Hatters, Newton Street – 1 bed in a 8 bed Standard room, with use of Shared Bathroom - £16.50 per person per night
Tel: +44 (0)161 236 9500
Back in the 19th century, Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and you will see as you walk across the city bees adorning buildings and lampposts. The bee has strong links with Manchester as a symbol of hard work and represents the city’s innovative and enterprising past. The bee symbol can be found on Manchester’s coat of arms which was given to the city in 1842. Manchester’s grandest monument to civic pride, Alfred Waterhouse’s magnificent neo-Gothic Manchester Town Hall, completed in 1877, is abuzz with bees, most notably larger-than-life versions laid into the intricate floor mosaics.
An innovative city of science and discovery, Manchester's heritage encompasses much more than the industrial 'cottonopolis' history of the 19th century, for which it is often popularly known. The city's cosmopolitan culture ignited the first sparks of more widespread social revolutions such as Marx and Engels' labour movement, trade unionism and the campaign for the vote for women.
Numerous intellectual endeavours, such as John Dalton's contribution to atomic theory, James Joule's contribution to modern physics and Alan Turing's contribution to computing, established Manchester as a key centre of academic discovery.
Flourishing development attracted a large immigrant population from diverse far-flung places, such as the stock exchanges of New York and Berlin, cotton fields of the American South, docks of Bombay and Calcutta and European intellectual capitals.
Industrial wealth and civic culture shaped a distinctive cityscape where distinguished pillars of Mancunian history now rub shoulders with striking contemporary architecture. Historic public buildings include Alfred Waterhouse’s magnificent neo-Gothic Town Hall, Victoria Baths and the neo-gothic John Rylands Library. Many warehouses, mills and factories have been converted to sleek and trendy galleries, offices and apartments, while the 21st century Beetham Tower dominates the modern skyline.
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Excursion to Tatton Park and Gardens
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park where herds of Red and Fallow deer roam freely.
For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. Set amidst more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant Mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the South Front dominates the view of the house from the parkland. From the turn of the 18th century the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853). The rich furnishings of the Tatton Park mansion and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. The mansion houses one of the National Trust's finest libraries and an outstanding collection of Gillow's of Lancaster furniture. Add to this the extensive array of domestic offices and servants’ quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by. The excursion will take in a tour of the mansion house and gardens followed by the conference dinner in the Tenants’ Hall, one of the most unique venues in Cheshire and formerly Lord Egerton’s private museum.