Coronation Street TourTrafford Park, Greater Manchester
When we think of iconic British television, "Coronation Street" immediately comes to mind. Located in the heart of Manchester, the Coronation Street Tour offers families an opportunity to step onto the authentic cobbles and experience the rich history of Weatherfield. For parents and kids alike, this is an immersive journey into one of TV's longest-running soap operas.
Since its inception in 1960, "Coronation Street" has captivated audiences with its unique blend of drama, humour, and relatable storylines. The Coronation Street Tour is a celebration of this legacy. Opened to the public in 2014, the tour has become one of Manchester's most sought-after attractions. A key feature of the attraction is the set itself, which was actively used in the show's production until 2013.
One fascinating fact is that the set was initially created solely for filming and wasn't built to last. Over the years, modifications and reconstructions have occurred, ensuring it remains both functional for filming and safe for touring. Today, the set stands as a testament to British television history.
"Our visit to the Coronation Street Tour was absolutely magical. My husband and I grew up watching 'Corrie', and sharing this experience with our kids aged 9 and 12 was special. They were especially thrilled to see the actual houses and shops. The behind-the-scenes access was a hit! It's a day out we'll cherish forever." - Sarah, from Cheshire.
Let's delve deeper into what awaits you on this immersive journey.
Iconic Set Locations
Rovers Return Inn: Step inside one of the most recognized pubs on British television. Feel the ambiance, explore its rooms, and maybe even snap a photo behind the bar where countless dramas have unfolded.
The Kabin: If magazines, newspapers, and gossip are your thing, this newsagent's shop is a must-visit. You can almost hear Norris Cole's chatters echoing inside.
Underworld: A pivotal location in many of "Corrie's" storylines, this underwear factory gives a real sense of the daily hustle and bustle of Weatherfield's business scene.
Engage in some hands-on fun! There are studios where you can try your hand at filming a scene or even editing a short sequence. Under expert guidance, you and your family can experience the magic of TV production firsthand.
Weatherfield's Green Room
Ever wondered where the stars relax between takes? The Green Room offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the off-camera lives of the cast. The walls adorned with candid photos and personal notes from the stars themselves make this an intimate experience.
The Costume Department
Dive into the world of fashion and style that shapes the characters of "Coronation Street". Here, you can explore racks filled with iconic outfits worn during memorable episodes and even try on some of the pieces!
A labyrinth of creativity, Prop's Alley is filled to the brim with items used in the show. From Roy's café menus to Carla's designer handbags, the attention to detail in every prop will leave you amazed.
Sound Effects Studio
Discover the secrets behind the sounds of Weatherfield. Whether it's the distant hum of Manchester traffic, the familiar chime of the Rovers Return doorbell, or the rustling of the Corner Shop's sweets, the Sound Effects Studio shows how these auditory elements bring the show to life.
Coronation Street Archives
Delve deep into the show's rich history. This section showcases original scripts, storyboards, and never-before-seen footage from the show's inception to the present day. A real treat for history and TV buffs!
Special Events & Workshops
Throughout the year, the tour hosts special events ranging from Q&A sessions with cast members to scriptwriting workshops. These provide unique insights into the world of television production and are a hit with visitors of all ages.
Location: The Coronation Street Tour is situated in MediaCityUK, Manchester.
By Car: If you're driving, head towards MediaCityUK. There are various signposts guiding you to the location. Parking is available at the Lowry Outlet, a short walk from the tour.
By Train: The nearest train station is Manchester Piccadilly. From there, take the Metrolink tram service to MediaCityUK.
Visiting the Coronation Street Tour is more than just exploring a TV set; it's about celebrating British culture, storytelling, and shared family memories. Whether you're a long-time fan or introducing the next generation to "Corrie", this tour promises a memorable day out for the entire family.
Authentic Cobbled Streets
Relive your favourite "Corrie" moments as you stroll down the authentic cobbled streets. From the iconic Rovers Return Inn to Roy's Rolls, the experience feels just as it appears on TV.
Behind the Scenes Access
Ever wondered how the magic happens? The Coronation Street Tour offers exclusive behind-the-scenes access, allowing visitors a glimpse into the production process. From costume design to set building, this part of the tour educates and entertains.
For the die-hard fans, the tour houses a special collection of star memorabilia. Costumes, awards, and scripts used by some of the show's most famous actors over the years are proudly displayed.
- Gift Shop
- Accessible Toilets
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Card Payments Accepted
- Monday, 00:00 - 00:00
- Tuesday, 00:00 - 00:00
- Wednesday, 00:00 - 00:00
- Thursday, 00:00 - 00:00
- Friday, 00:00 - 00:00
- Saturday, 10:00 - 18:00
- Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Pricing & Tickets
- Child (4-17) : £26.00
- Adult (18+-no_max) : £35.00
Carers go FREE
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Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time 3 - 4 hours
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes, there is parking nearby.