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guywithbeer Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 3:41 a.m. PST

Howdy all

Going to be spending a few days in Manchester (Cheadle).

Wondering if there are any gaming shops in the area worth checking out since i will have some time to spare.

Also, any cool places to visit during my stay, even if not gaming related?


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 3:55 a.m. PST

I don't know of any historical-oriented games shops, but if you're into the CCG / RPG / CMG side of the hobby, there's Fan Boy Three in the city centre:

Oh, and the Ian Allen bookshop on Piccadilly Station approach is worth a visit. :-)

jameshammyhamilton Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 4:32 a.m. PST

The North West Gaming Centre is on Hallam Street in Stockport.
There is a limited stock of mainly fantasy and SciFi miniatures and a lot of tables (50) for gaming.

Non gaming places there is the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. The Museum of Science and Industry in the city centre and if you are interested in astronomy it is not a long drive to Jodrell Bank.

sjwalker38 Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 5:50 a.m. PST

Why not hop over the pennines and visit Wargames Emporium in Sheffield City Centre? Less than an hour's drive from Cheadle, and one of the best 'traditional' wargaming stores in the UK.

There's the Imperial War Museum North at Trafford Wharf but I've not yet visited it, so don't know how it compares with London or Leeds Armoury.

Vespillo Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 7:38 a.m. PST

In relation to shops, the only ones I can think of are:

F&S Scale Models
About 10mins around the M60 from Cheadle. They specialise in plastic kits but also carry plastic Perrys, Warlord and Victrix and usually have some 20mm Hovels from their battleground range and other WW2 items

Portcullis Wargaming in Bolton
Quite a small shop but have a lot of historical bits and pieces in there (e.g. Perry, Warlord plastics and a few metals)

Wargame Store in the Wirral
A bit of a drive from Cheadle, down the M56 and up the M53, but if you fancy a trip that way it's quite a big store now with a good range of historicals and fantasy

Vespillo Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 7:46 a.m. PST

I should add that if you're looking for somewhere historical to visit, you can always do Chester with it's historic walls and Roman history. Plus, it's then not too far from Wargame Store.

There's also Cheshire Oaks shopping outlet nearby if you need to leave any family somewhere!

In Manchester you also have the National Football Museum at Urbis, plus Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium if you have a red or blue footballing preference.

the ed is a douche bag Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 2:51 p.m. PST

Nothing to do in Cheadle apart from John Lewis.
Never really been any gaming shops in Manchester (which always struck me as a bit odd).

Good places to go IWM North (an anti war museum); Salford Quays in general is quite interesting now BBC relocated there. Manchester Museum, which is one of the best provincial museums in the world. National football museum (near Victoria station) if you like that sort of thing. Nearer Cheadle – styal mill, well worth a visit, make sure you visit the apprentice house too. Bramall Hall pretty close too, well preserved Tudor manor house in the middle of suburbia. Go for a curry in Rusholme (Manchester's famous curry mile). Lots of sport – utd, city, Lancs cricket club, National Cycling Centre.
Lots to do, just diddly squat gaming.

guywithbeer Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 4:34 a.m. PST

Thanks y'all for your suggestions.

Will have to see what i can visit in the spare time allowed.

Jeremy Sutcliffe Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 4:48 p.m. PST

Manchester Museum, near the University, is mentioned. Note that this is not the same as the Museum of Science and Industry in Castlefield. Some military aircraft in its Air and Space Gallery. Also adjacent, a reconstruction of the gateway to the Roman fort.

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