Bury Market

Bury Market

Bury's famous market was first granted a charter in 1440. Its traditional atmosphere and vast range of stalls attracts visitors from all over the North of England. Still the best place to buy Bury Black Pudding.

Bury Market Information
Opening times Open Market - Weds and Fri 9.30-4.30pm, Sat 9.00-5.00pm; Fish and Meat Hall - Mon-Sat 9.00-5.00pm (Tues until 12 noon) Indoor Market - Mon-Sat 9.00-5.00pm
Address Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BD. Tel: 0161 253 5111
Services Town Centre Various

Castle Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre with 25m swimming pool, diving pool and children's pool. Fully equipped gym and programme of keep fit classes.

Castle Leisure Centre Information
Address Bolton Street, Bury, Greater Manchester. Tel: 0161 253 6506
Services Town Centre, various routes

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

This beautifully restored steam railway runs along the Irwell Valley, along the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Passenger services run from Bury to Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Heywood as well as the villages of Summerseat and Irwell Vale. There are spectacular views of the West Pennine Moor as the train crosses the River Irwell, passing through two tunnels en route. Passengers may leave the train at any station, then rejoin a later train to complete their journey. There are picnic areas at Bury and at the Riverside in Ramsbottom. You will also find a regular events taking place throughout the year including Thomas Weekends, Santa Specials and the 1940s weekends.

East Lancashire Railway Information
Opening times Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays all year. Wed - Friday between May and September
Address Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EY. Tel: 0161 764 7790
Services Town Centre Various

Irwell Sculpture Trail


The largest public arts scheme in the North West. There are currently 30 sculptures by regional, national and international artists, which celebrate the area's heritage and landscape. The works have been developed in clusters along a 30-mile footpath from Salford Quays, through Bury and into Rossendale and the West Pennine Moors.

Irwell Sculpture Trail Information
Opening times Every day all the time
Address Bury Tourist Information Centre, Bury, BL9 0BP. Tel: 0161 253 5111
Services 474, 472

Bury Art Gallery, Museum & Archive

Home to the Wrigley collection of Victorian art and cutting edge temporary exhibitions. This is also the location of the new Museum & Archive Centre (Opening 12 May 2005), which traces Bury's history through changing displays and local records. Closed Mon & BH.

Bury Art Gallery, Museum & Archive Information
Opening times Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-17.00
Address Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR. Tel: 0161 253 5878
Services Town Centre, various routes

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum

Museum dedicated to the Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment. Discover the history of this famous regiment from its foundation in 1688 and its connection with Wellington and Napoleon and find out why they won 6 V.C.'s before breakfast at Gallipoli. Outstanding collection of medals and period uniforms, plus regimental records. Visitors are advised to phone to confirm opening times.

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum Information
Opening times Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - Saturday 09.3016.30 Visitors are advised to confirm opening times.
Address Wellington Barracks, Bolton Road, Bury, Greater Manchester , BL9 2PL. Tel: 0161 764 2208
Services 471, 98

The Met

Since 1975 The Met has brought the very best of live music, theatre, comedy and dance to Bury. We have brought audiences from overseas to enjoy music festivals and attract fans from across the UK for our innovative programme of shows. Choose from physical and provoking theatre, great gigs and the regular 'Big Value Comedy' nights.

The Met Information
Opening times Visitors are advised to confirm opening times
Address Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0BW. Tel: 0161 761 2216
Services Town Centre Various