Criminology Trips To Manchester


For groups studying Criminology, Manchester offers plenty of potential study visits. It's an excellent regional option for a UK trip with multiple options for guided walking tours tailored to your study objectives. Your day will be led by an expert instructor who will guide your students around the city discussing key topics of evidence, surveillance, human rights and the history of crime & punishment. 

From world-famous football stadium tours, to Treetop Treks, indoor ski slopes, and some of the UK's best interactive museums, you can pack all kinds of fun into an educational trip to Manchester. 

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Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Depart for Manchester. Visit the National Justice Museum for a 2-hour workshop, then break for lunch.
Guided walking tour of Manchester with multiple options available including Criminal, Political and Sociological.
Depart for school

2-Day Tour

Tour Day 1

Depart for Manchester. Visit the National Justice Museum for a 2-hour workshop, then break for lunch.
Guided walking tour of Manchester with multiple options available including Criminal, Political and Sociological.
Check into and have dinner in accommodation.

Tour Day 2

Visit the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Break for lunch.
Choose an option of a cultural visit including the Imperial War Museum, Manchester Museum, Sealife Centre and Football stadium tours.
Depart for school

Curricular Links


Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology

  • Unit 1 - Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Unit 3 - Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Unit 2 - Criminological Theories
  • Unit 4 - Crime and Punishment



BTEC Level 3 National in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

  • Unit 4: Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice
  • Unit 5: Applications of Criminology
  • Unit 6: Criminal Investigation Procedures in Practice


BTEC Level 2 Skills Preparing for Public Services

  • Unit 7: Aspects of Law and the Public Services
  • Unit 8: Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Unit 9: Community and Cultural Awareness
  • Unit 12: Security Procedures in the Public Services

BTEC National in Uniformed Protective Services

  • Unit 13: Introduction to Criminology
  • Unit 15: Police Powers and the Law


Study Visits

National Justice Museum

The KS4/KS5 courtroom workshop is a 2-hour interactive session, visiting the moot courtroom at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The workshop brings the law to life through hands-on, authentic and unforgettable learning experiences. In the Moot Courtroom, students will explore a contemporary case. With the help of MMU Law students they will create, prepare and present a trial, taking on the courtroom roles, to reach a verdict and debate the outcome.


Guided Walking Tour

Join one of New Manchester Walks excellent walking tours. The range of tour options available include:


    • The Pankhursts
    • The Peterloo Massacre
    • How Manchester led the fight against Slavery
    • Marx & Engels in Manchester
    • A general radical tour covering the city's radical spirit and history.



    • Victorian poverty
    • 19th century philanthropy (Whitworth, Robert Owen).
    • Strangeways – the prison, the area, the hangings, escape, 1990 riot.
    • 1960s architectural mistakes, modern regeneration.
    • Criminal – the Scuttlers (our Peaky Blinders). We have a guide who specialises in this and attached stories.



    We can cover all the various parts of Manchester, which might particularly appeal to local schools.

    • Discover Manchester – a general round-up of the city, its history, its current status and features aimed appropriately at the age group.
    • Ancoats
    • Angel Meadow
    • Hulme


Greater Manchester Police Museum

Located in a former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester, England. It was home to Manchester City Police and then its successors Manchester and Salford Police and Greater Manchester Police from 1879 until 1979.


Cultural Visits

Imperial War Museum North

IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

Be prepared to embark on a voyage of discovery exploring science, innovation and industry. The collection here documents 250 years of discoveries and innovation that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. 

National Football Museum

Explore the world's finest collection of football artefacts and archives. 

The Manchester City Stadium and Club Tour

Go behind the scenes at the world's fastest growing football club.  Discover the secrets of a spectacular stadium and the story of a much-loved football club.

Old Trafford Stadium 

You'll visit the Theatre of Dreams for a guided tour where your guide will show you the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, changing rooms and the players tunnel. Your visit will also include an educational session and free time in the museum and the megastore. 

BBC Tour at Media City UK

Media City is home to a host of BBC channels and programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter, BBC Breakfast, CBBC and BBC Sport. Take a behind the scenes tour here and walk in the footsteps of your favourite celebrities.