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Full School registration and accommodation

Jurys Inn Manchester
56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE

Some rooms at Jurys Inn should be available for check in after 1pm on Thursday. If the room is not available and you have a tour to go on you may wish to go to the hotel and leave luggage there until your rooms are ready.

Reception venue

Manchester Town Hall,
Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB

Day School venue and IHBC Annual Dinner venue

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

The Museum of Science and Industry is devoted to inspiring visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond. It is on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city. The site which has 5 listed buildings, two of them listed Grade 1 was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway and our characteristic 1830 Warehouse epitomises Manchester’s 19th-century reputation as the "warehouse of the western world".

Directions to Manchester City Centre
By rail

Manchester city centre is served by three main stations: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting here is easy. Operators include: Transpennine Express, CrossCountry Trains, Great Western Railway, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains.

Train journey times from:

London - 2hrs 7mins
Edinburgh - 3hrs 15mins
Birmingham - 1hr 28mins

By coach:

National Express and Megabus provide services from all over the country into Chorlton Street Coach Station in the heart of the city centre.

By road:

Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links. The M60 ring road connects the city to motorways north, south east and west.

By air:

Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England, and the third largest airport in the UK. More than 60 airlines ensure Manchester is directly connected to over 200 destinations around the world with excellent connections to the city centre and beyond with both a regional railway station and Metrolink station onsite.

Full School Registration

Jurys Inn,
56 Great Bridgewater St,
Manchester M1 5LE


This hotel is easily accessible from Piccadilly station (via Metrolink). Parking is available just 3 minutes from the hotel at Manchester Central and the city centre is just a short stroll away. Turn left out of the hotel, turn right at traffic lights and the car park is first on the left. Parking charges apply: 2 hours or less for £6.10, between 12 and 24 hours for £18.40. You can validate your ticket at reception desk prior departure. Please note prices can be subject to change and as such the information is a guideline only.

Day School Venue

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

By Car

Head towards the M60 ring road around Manchester, and look out for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Museum of Science and Industry. Parking is available all day for £7 at the Park Avenue RCP car park (8 Albion Street, M1 5NZ) when you tell them you’re visiting the Museum of Science and Industry, there are NCP car parks in the vicinity and there are 3 accessible (disabled) parking spaces on Lower Byrom Street next to the main entrance.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Deansgate (10 mins walk), Oxford Road (15 mins walk), Victoria station (25 mins walk) and Piccadilly (30 mins walk).

The free Metroshuttle bus service stops at all city centre railway stations. All 3 Metroshuttle services will bring you within 5 mins walk of the museum (on Byrom Street stop).