This broader post attempts to quickly skim the surface of Manchester's culture. Musically the city is home to some of the biggest and best bands the world has seen. From the cult status of Joy Division, to the influential The Smiths, to the trendy Stone Roses, to the mega pop band Take That.
Manchester just seems to be a melting pot of creative musical talent. You will also find the city influences modern dance music, although to a lesser degree than London. Besides music the city has many art galleries worth visiting and some rather unique art inspired events to keep an eye out for.
Manchester is home to over 50 museums. Since a child my favourite has always been the Museum of Science and Industry, but you will certainly be able to find your own favourite with such a wide selection to choose from.