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Guide: Luggage Storage in Manchester

Look here if you are looking for lockers and places to leave your luggage in Manchester:

If you love to travel, there’s nothing more annoying than carrying your luggage through the entire city. Well, maybe you like to carry it around – if not, this is our coverage of where to store your luggage when in Manchester.

Manchester Airport

Excess Baggage operates the left luggage service at Manchester Airport. There are facilities in Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The facilities in Terminal 1 is open daily from 04:00 – 22:00. The facilities in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are open daily from 04:00 – 20:00.

The price starts from £5 per bag per day.

Manchester Piccadilly Station  

Excess Baggage operates left luggage service at Manchester Piccadilly Station, located at Platform 10. Bear in mind that if you’re dropping at peak times or weekends, there will likely be a queue. Queues at some venues can last over 30 minutes, so be aware if you’re tight for time at drop off or pick up. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 08:00 to 23:00. The cost is £6 for 3 hours, £9 for 24 hours and an additional £4 for each day thereafter.

 

Old Trafford (On game days)

There are 6 Bag Drop facilities at Old Trafford, located in E2 car park (including one specifically for away supporters), N2 car park and at the back of W2 car park. Visitors who wish to use the service are advised to arrive 2 hours before kick-off to ensure that they do not miss the start of the game. It could take up to an hour after the final whistle to collect your belongings. The cost is £5 per item. Bag Drop facilities will be open from an hour prior to hospitality gates opening (i.e. 4 hours before kick-off), to up to two and a half hours after the final whistle.

Luggage storage at museums and tourist attractions

If you’re going to store luggage for more than just a few hours, it’s sometimes cheaper to use self-storage facilities at museums and tourist attractions. It’s also a great excuse to experience a cultural aspect in Manchester! However, not all museums and tourist attractions offer this service and you might have to leave your bags at one of the nearby stations.

Below we’ve gathered a collection of museums and tourist attractions in Manchester where you are sometimes welcome to store luggage. Call ahead if you want to be 100% sure.

Peoples History Museum

Lockers are located on the lower ground floor of the museum.  They require a £1 coin to operate which is refundable when you retrieve your belongings.

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Only has a small cloakroom for visitors.

Science and Industry Museum

You can hire a small locker for £1, or a large locker for £2. This charge is non-refundable. Lockers are on the lower-ground floor (basement). Go down the staircase between the shop and the Warehouse Café.

Manchester Art Gallery

There are free luggage lockers in the front entrance hall of the gallery; you’ll need a refundable £1 coin to operate each locker.

Hotels

You might be lucky to stay in a hotel willing to store your bags. This is a great option if you need a little more time to look around the area where your hotel is located. If you want to explore places away from your hotel, it’s possible that some hotels will let you store your bags for a fee even if you are not a guest. However, it’s not all hotels that offer this service to people who are not staying at the hotel, but it never hurts to ask!

Why you should store your luggage

Sightseeing and attractions just aren’t the same with a suitcase in each hand and a backpack. This is the key reason why you should consider planning where to store your luggage while shopping and exploring the city of Manchester.

Besides the struggling with unhandy suitcases, they also put a physical strain on you as you carry them around with you. Therefore, left luggage storage is the perfect service for you! While storing your luggage in a safe place you’re able to enjoy your time in Manchester.