Urbis is a stylish and eye-catching exhibition centre in Manchester, England that was designed by famed English architect Ian Simpson. Completed in 2002, Urbis was designed using a distinctive sloping form. This form creates a unique experience for visitors, as they enter exhibitions from the top of the seven-storey building, working their way down a series of mezzanine floors until they reach the bottom. Since its opening Urbis has been home to an eclectic array of exhibits, including everything from contemporary New York art to work themed around the history and future of video games.
- Stroll the beautiful grass plots and stylised concrete sitting areas found in Cathedral Gardens, the home of Urbis and a hub of Manchester’s city centre.
- See the history of football, the national obsession of England, at the National Football Museum located inside Urbis. The museum chronicles Manchester's role as a national football powerhouse.
- Admire candid photographs of world-famous rock and roll stars at the Rock and Roll Icons: The Photographs of Mick Rock exhibit.
Because of its location in Cathedral Gardens in the heart of Manchester, Urbis can be reached by tram, bus, train, or car, or even by foot. The closest train station is at nearby Victoria Station, just a short walk away from Urbis. Visitors can also get to Urbis by Manchester’s bus system, which serves Victoria Station as well. Cathedral Gardens is a great place for a break from the bustle of Manchester, as it is one of the most popular locations for pedestrians. Guided tours of Urbis are available for those who want a more detailed explanation of the many exhibits.
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