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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Lowry

The Lowry, located in the redeveloped Salford Quays district of Manchester close to The Lowry Outlet Mall, The Imperial War Museum North and MediaCityUK, is the main attraction in the area.

As well as housing two theatres (the Lyric and the Quays) and a studio workshop, the Lowry holds a permanent collection of the works of local artist L S Lowry (1887-1976), known for his paintings of industrial scenes of Salford and also presents temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

The Lowry was designed by architect Michael Wilford and opened in 2000 with funds from The Lottery. The project also included the bridge over the canal leading to the Imperial War Museum North. The Lowry offers a restaurant, cafe and bar with al fresco seating with fine views of the waterside location and a shop.

Other notable attractions within the cities of Manchester and Salford include the Canal Street Gay VillageKing Street, Chinatown, the Arndale Center, Urbis, the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Wheel of Manchester and Manchester Cathedral.

The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
Box Office: 0843 208 6000

The nearest Metrolink stations to the Lowry are MediaCityUK or Harbour City - take a tram from Piccadilly Station on the Eccles Line.

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