Field Trip

Manchester's alternative city tours and events, from film screenings to heritage trails.

Skyliner Field Trips celebrate hidden histories, art, and architecture.

Tours can be run on demand, and we can write a new tour or unique event just for you.



Featured in Incredible Street Art Tours (The Telegraph)



Field Trip design by Will Berry

Godlee Observatory

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Fieldnotes: One of Manchester’s most fantastic hidden gems. This tour includes a walking tour of the area and its luminaries of science, before exploring the home of the observatory and the meeting place of what is thought to be the country’s oldest provincial astronomical society. 

Next Trip: September 18th/ October 29th / November 20th, 6pm

Field Trip duration: 2 hours

Cost: £9 (£5 of each ticket price goes to Manchester Astronomical Society)

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All tours are held on the best possible day for viewing the moon but clear skies can’t be guaranteed. 

Art in Architecture

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Fieldnotes: Come and explore the hidden art of the city!  Find works of art lying in wait of discovery throughout the city. Forget the art galleries as we head off the streets and into the everyday; into the negative spaces where you spend so much time…

Next Trip: August 6th, 2pm

Field Trip duration: 2 hours

Cost: £5 

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Roll call:

One Eagle Scout place is available. This is a free space for a photographer who agrees to share their photographs with Skyliner.

Suitable for Varsity Scouts (under 18)

NQ Street Art

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Fieldnotes:

Explaining the Street Art of the Northern Quarter

It’s everywhere but what does it mean? Unknown to most nearly every piece in the area has a story to tell about the city. 

Featured in The Telegraph.

Next Tour TBC

The Alternative City

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Fieldnotes:

A brief history of industry, science and ruins. Part I explores the city outskirts from Ancoats via UMIST towards Castlefield, and takes a look at parts of Manchester unexplored by tourists - from the unusual to the insignificances of a building.

Field Trip duration: 2 hours

Cost: £5 

Children & unemployed free

 

Next date TBC

Roll call:

One Eagle Scout place is available. This is a free space for a photographer who agrees to share their photographs with Skyliner.

Suitable for Varsity Scouts (under 18)

Hell Is a City

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Film & Talk

A short talk looking at the changes to the city’s streets since the 1951 film Hell Is a City. The talk followed a RIBA screening of the film. Part of the Love Architecture Festival. 

This event is in the past but may be repeated - stay tuned!

From the Other City

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Fieldnotes: 

Sounds From the Other City special! The history of the Chapel Street festival venues, plus access to a hidden underground location.

Please bring a torch if you have one and note that you may get a little dusty down there. A part of this tour will be in a dark, confined space.

The tour ends with not just underground but with a wonderful surprise!

The nature of this tour will mean places are very limited so booking will be essential. 

Field Trip duration: 2 hours

Cost: £5 

Children & unemployed free

Next Date TBC

Roll call:

One Eagle Scout place is available. This is a free space for a photographer who agrees to share their photographs with Skyliner.

Suitable for Varsity Scouts (under 18)