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Located just a few miles away from Manchester City Centre, Bury is a bustling town and a popular destination in its own right with museums and art galleries, a busy market and a fantastic retail offering.

Bury Market
Caption: Bury Market
Bury Transport Museum Exhibits
Caption: Bury Transport Museum Exhibits
Caption: The Fusilier Museum

Historically, Bury was a mill town which centred on textile production and it was in fact the Brooksbottom Mill in Summerseat which launched Bury’s role in the cotton industry. Industry increased for the area when the town was connected to the national canal system by the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal in the early nineteenth century.

As well as its industrious history, Bury is renowned for being the birthplace of Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the British Police Force, a monument to him can be found outside the parish church in the centre of the town.

Central to the culture of Bury are its museums, and visitors can find three within easy reach of the station; Bury Transport Museum, The Fusilier Museum and Bury Art Museum. Food also features prominently within the town and Bury Market is a must visit destination with its array of fresh produce and local delicacies, including the renowned Bury Black Pudding.

Just around the corner from the station is The Met Theatre which hosts a wide array of productions and musical performances. Why not break up the day with some retail therapy? The Millgate Shopping Centre as well as modern shopping precinct, The Rock, offer a great choice of high street stores that cater for every taste and budget, including Primark, Topshop, Debenhams and Next.

Five Fantastic Things to See and Do in Bury

  1. Bury Transport Museum
  2. Bury Market
  3. Fusilier Museum
  4. Bury Art Museum
  5. The Met Theatre

To find out about what's happening in and around Bury, visit the Visit Bury website.


For information on Fares from Bury, please download the below PDF document.


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