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Origins and Innovations: historic campus tours 

28 Mar 2024 -31 Dec 2024

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Origins and Innovations: historic campus tours 

Take brand-new, self-guided tours of The University of Manchester during their 200th year – in person and on campus, or remotely, from anywhere in the world

The University of Manchester are marking their bicentenary year with not one but two new self-guided tours of the university’s historic campus.


Innovations Tour 

The first, the Innovations Tour, celebrates 200 years of The University of Manchester’s innovations – our groundbreaking firsts and discoveries – and is available now.  

It takes 25 minutes and tells the story of the University’s innovators and how their pursuit of knowledge and discovery is shaping not only Manchester, but the world.


Origins Tour 

The Origins Tour will be launching at the University’s bicentenary festival, Universally Manchester, this summer (6 to 9 June).  The 15-minute tour explores the University’s radically progressive beginnings; how barriers in higher education and wider society were broken down to establish the foundations of the UK’s first civic University.


Take the tours 

These app-based tours are easy to follow and accessible to use, whether you’re on campus or accessing them remotely from anywhere in the world.  The content and stops of the two tours are not repeated, presenting a fantastic opportunity to combine them into one 40-minute activity once the Origins Tour becomes available this summer. 

Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the University’s unique history during this milestone year. 


Get the app 

To begin, download the app by searching ‘Visit UoM’ in the App Store or Google Play. 

Alternatively, you can download the app via the Visit UoM QR code: Get the Visit UoM app | Powered by Guidebook

Once downloaded, simply select the required guide from the ‘Explore’ section of the app.


If you want to find out more about the University’s bicentenary celebrations, please visit