NOTICE: The Wheel of Manchester will be closed on Tuesday 20th January until 12 noon for scheduled maintenance and training.

The Wheel of Manchester sponsored by the Manchester Evening News

World Tourist Attractions Ltd is proud to announce the return in May 2007 of the world famous Manchester Wheel sponsored by the Manchester Evening News to its home in Exchange Square in the vibrant heart of Manchester city centre.

The Wheel of Manchester sponsored by the Manchester Evening News opens for business on Friday 25th May 2007.

With spectacular views over one of the fastest changing urban landscapes in Europe, the 60m ride in the sky is a must for visitors or locals who want to see Manchester as they've never seen it before.

The wheel has 42 capsules which seat up to eight people, with wheelchair access, air conditioning and heating and for an extra touch of luxury, there's a VIP capsule with optional champagne.



Exchange Square, Manchester City Centre.
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Daily Opening and Closing Times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00am to 11.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 12:00 midnight
Saturday 09.00am to 12:00 midnight

Christmas Period Opening Times

Christmas Eve 9.00am – 6.00pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day 11.00am – 7.00pm
New Years Eve 10.00am – 2.00am
New Years Day 12.00 noon – 6.00pm

As part of Manchester's New Year's Eve Celebrations 2008, The Wheel of Manchester will be open until 2am on 31st December.

Times and availability may change due to maintenance, weather or other operational reasons.

Ticket Types and Prices



Adult £6.50 £5.85
Child (3 to 12 years) £4.50 £4.05
Child (1 to 3 years) £1.00 £0.90
Infant (under 1 year) FREE FREE
Private Capsule £48.00 £43.20
VIP Capsule £55.00 £49.50
VIP Capsule with Champagne £70.00 £63.00

The Wheel Experience

After a brief introduction to the facilities available, passengers enter one of the 42 fully enclosed, climate controlled capsules and are gently lifted to a height of 60 meters for a spectacular view of the city. A VIP capsule with DVD, glass floor and champagne on ice is available. Lasting approximately 13 minutes, the wheel experience also features a commentary pointing out local landmarks.

Ticket Sales and Phone number

For great value 10% discounts on all ticket types, including the Private and VIP capsule, only available when booking online, click on this button:

Tickets and Private or VIP capsules can also be purchased over the phone by calling 0161 831 9918.
Group bookings can only be made on the phone.


Groups booking for a minimum of twenty people (including children) will receive a discount of 50p per ticket. To make your group booking, phone us on the following number: 0161 831 9918.

Disabled Access

We welcome visitors of all disabilities to The Wheel of Manchester sponsored by the Manchester Evening News. Wheelchair users please note that the door width is 74cm, however standard wheelchairs are available on site.