Public launch for Gorton Monastery

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Exactly a decade after The Monastery Manchester on Gorton Lane, Gorton, east Manchester opened as a corporate venue for the first time, the doors to the magnificent grade II* listed building will open to visitors every day (except Saturdays when weddings usually take place)

The building will be open from 11am - 4pm and is widely considered to be one of Manchester's most architecturally significant buildings. Visitors can find out more about the intriguing story of this fascinating heritage site, once nicknamed Manchester's Taj Mahal for being one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world.