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Manchester trip -- Day 3: Castlefield Museum
I've just made a separate post about the museum because the previous post was already pretty photo-heavy.

We'd never been to the Castlefield Museum before, though my Dad had taken our children when they were younger and they'd really enjoyed it. There was plenty to see, including old textile machinery, old computers and the oldest railway station in Britain.

Castlefield Museum, Manchester

We spent a good few hours there and there's a decent café where we partook of a cup of tea and a sandwich.

Castlefield Museum & Hilton Hotel, Manchester

I was a little tempted to clone the Hilton Hotel out of the photo above, but then the contrast is just so very typical of Manchester, so I didn't! :)
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puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: October 16th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good grief! That's a hotel?

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 16th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup! That's a hotel. And what is more, I'll be going there next Easter for the Eastercon SF convention. I'm not staying there though. I've rented one of the little apartments by Piccadilly Station again. It will mean walking to and fro, but all the single rooms had gone by the time I decided to register and tried to book a room. Besides, it looks a bit scary and apparently it hums and sways in high winds!
julesjones From: julesjones Date: October 17th, 2015 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
It may be worth getting yourself a weekend pass for the Metrolink. The Hilton is next to Deansgate Station and it will save you a lot of walking back and forth if the weather's bad.

I will not be staying in the hotel, because I live a 10 minute walk from a tram stop...
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: October 16th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That last photo does look quite striking.
julesjones From: julesjones Date: October 17th, 2015 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I very deliberately took a shot of the Singing Tower looming over the railyard last time I was at MOSI. :-)

(I work at the other end of Deansgate. Beetham Tower having a sing-song is a fairly odd experience.)
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