The Mechanics Centre Ltd
103 Princess Street (Major Street entrance)
Manchester
M1 6DD

Telephone: 0161 236 9336
Fax: 0161 237 3811

By Rail

Both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations are very close to the Mechanics Centre with Oxford Road being perhaps a little closer.

From Oxford Road Station, take the slope to the left. Turn right so that you cross Oxford Road and go past the Palace Theatre along Whitworth Street. Take the third left-hand turn into Princess Street. Approximately 100 yards up the road on the right The Mechanics Centre entrance can be found in Major Street on the left-hand side.

From Piccadilly Station, leave via the Station approach and then turn left onto Whitworth Street. Follow it around, across Aytoun Street and past the City College on the right. A little further on, turn right into Princess Street. Approximately 100 yards up the road on the right. The Mechanics Centre entrance can be found in Major Street on the left-hand side of the museum

By Car

Please note that parking is located on Major Street opposite the entrance to the Mechanics Centre, This car park may be full. Please refer to the enclosed map for alternatives but note the arrows denoting the one - way system.
NB, The Mechanics Centre forms part of the Mechanics Institute.

From the North

From the A56 (from Bury) follow Great Ducie Street / Victoria Street / Deansgate through to John Dalton Street on your right. Follow this through where it becomes Princess Street. Major Street is located on your left Entrance and parking is available in Major Street.

From the South

From the A57 Chester Road and M56 (Warrington / Chester). At the roundabout intersection with the Mancunian Way (A57M) turn onto the westbound motorway heading towards the A635 and A665. Take the exit signed Universities/ Brook Street / Sackville Street and turn right immediately into Sackville Street. Cross Whitworth Street. Continue up Sackville Street and turn left at Major Street.

From the East

From M62/ M60 and M62 East (Rochdale, Oldham, Liverpool and Leeds). Follow the M62 / M60 until junction 12 M602 turn off to Manchester City Centre. Follow the M602 until it eventually becomes Regent Road (A57) Continue to follow this road and take the exit signed Universities / A34 Brook Street / Sackville Street and turn right immediately into Sackville Street, Cross Whitworth Street and continue up Sackville Street and turn left at Major Street.

From the West

From the M61 take the M602 until it eventually becomes Regent Road (A57). Continue to follow this road and take the exit signed Universities / A34 Brook Street/ Sackville Street and turn right immediately into Sackville Street. Cross Whitworth Street and turn left at Major Street.

From the A6 (from BOLTON / WIGAN) From Chapel Street turn right onto New Bailey Street / Bridge Street and cross over into John Dalton Street. This then becomes Princess Street. Major Street is located on your left after the Junction with Portland Street.

From the A34 (Wilmslow/Congelton)

Turn right off Brook Street onto Sackville Street. This crosses Whitworth Street. Continue up Sackville Street and turn left at Major Street.

From the A6, M67 or A57 (Stockport/Hyde)

Turn left onto Grosvenor Street and then right onto Brook Street, Turn right off Brook Street onto Sackville Street. This then crosses Whitworth Street, Continue up Sackville Street and turn left at Major Street where the entrance to the Mechanics Centre is situated.