Manchester prison visiting information

Social visits

Mon-Fri: 14:00, 14:40, 15:20
Sat: 09:00, 09:30, 10:45 & 14:00, 15:30
Sun: 14:00 - 15:30

Category A social visits
No visits Tuesday and Friday

Mon, Wed, Thurs:
09:00, 10:45 & 14:00, 15:30
14:00, 15:30

Booking information: Initial Reception Visit can be booked directly on 0161 817 5655. Additional visits are then booked by the prisoner using the Kiosk system which is available on every wing.

Additional information: There is a staffed Visitor's Centre with a Canteen and Children's Play Area.  Visitors should allow sufficient time at the beginning of their first visit for details to be taken, also if they are handing in property. Visitor centre number is 0161 817 5630.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

If you are concerned about a friend or family member in custody at HMP Manchester, please call the Sharing Concerns Helpline on 01618175958.

Official visits

Mon -Thurs: 09:30, 10:30 & 14:00, 15:20
Fri: 09:30.10:30. No visits PM

Category A official visits
No visits Tuesday and Friday

Mon, Weds, Thurs: 09:30, 10:30 & 14:00, 15:00

Booking information: Pre book on 0161 817 5656.

How to get there:
HMP Manchester is located one mile north of the city centre.

Bus: Numbers 134 and 135 from Manchester city centre travel along Cheetham Hill Road, four minutes walk from the prison.
Train: Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria are the nearest stations. From Victoria: The prison can be reached by either a five minute walk or taxi from Victoria Station. From Piccadilly:(i) Take the Metrolink (Manchester Tram System) to Victoria then as above.(ii) Taxi - ten minutes journey across Manchester city centre.(iii) Thirty minute walk. Follow directions for Manchester Cathedral. The prison is five minutes walk from the Cathedral.
Car: From South, M6 to Junction 19, A556/M56 signposted Manchester, A56 to Bury. Prison is on right hand side of road half a mile from the city centre.

From North/East/West, M60 Manchester Ring Road (formerly M62) to Junction 17, (A56). Take A56 to Manchester (4½ miles). Prison is on the left before Manchester city centre.

No parking available.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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