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Locations and Directions

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We’ve got things happening in a few different places for PHP North West this weekend, so here’s a post to help everyone find their way around!

Times and Locations

Friday night, 7-11pm
The Lass O’ Gowrie
36 Charles Street
M1 7DB

Saturday – 9am til late (official program ends 18:30)
Manchester Conference Centre
Weston Building
Sackville Street
M1 3BB

Sunday Morning 9am til 1pm
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP

Map of the main event locations

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Finding us from Manchester Picadilly

For those coming by train, the conference centre is only a few hundred yards from the rear entrance on Whitworth St of Manchester Picadilly train station (the main station in Manchester). To get out the right exit, you need to find and come down some escalators:

Exit to Whitworth Street

Out through the door and round the corner to your right:

Exit to Whitworth Street

Then diagonally across the junction,

Go this way, past the pub

You should now be heading in the right direction, basically its under the raised railway bit and the conference centre is 300 yards or so, its a tall building.

Getting to MOSI on Sunday

Wherever you are coming from, start by finding the “shard of glass” building – its the Hilton Hotel

The Hilton

From there, cross Deansgate, going this way:

This way to MOSI

Keep walking – you’re looking for this:


Turn right and you’ll see the entrance. The conference facilities are well signposted and they are in the main building – we are in the Cardwell Auditorium from 9am onwards.

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