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Flights to Manchester

image of ManchesterManchester is the largest city in New Hampshire, and was originally named Derryfield. It was renamed in 1810, after Manchester in the UK as it was trying to mimic Manchester’s industrial success of the time.

The airport in Manchester is the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (airport code: MHT), which is the 4th largest airport in the New England region of the United States. Although an international airport the only direct international flights to Manchester come from Toronto in Canada, so this means that any trips from Johannesburg will require two connections. Delta Airlines connects in Atlanta and New York, but both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways both route through London and then New York before finishing the flight to Manchester. South African Airways takes a different path, connecting in London and then Toronto.

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The Tourist Attractions in Manchester:

As Manchester was established on industry several of the tourist attractions here are based around the city’s historical past, such as the Millyard Museum, however, Manchester does have several other good attractions, especially those that would be suitable for families.

Currier Museum of Art

The Currier Museum of Art houses a mixed collection of paintings, sculpture and photographs from many of the great artists of our time. You can see works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso and Monet, as well as collections showcasing more local artistic talent. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission is free for part of the day on Saturday. Nearby, the Zimmerman House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is open for tours.

Seacoast Science Center

Interactive exhibits teach visitors about the coastal ecosystems of the area. Aquariums let you see many native fish up close, and the touch tank lets you touch marine life too. The center is surrounded by walking trails that will take you through different environments, from forests to fields. The center is open 7 days a week, except through the winter when Sundays are closed.

Historical Society Millyard Museum

The museum is housed in the old mill building of the Amoskeag Millyard, and has exhibits relating to the early days of Manchester’s industry. Though textiles are in focus, the museum has artefacts from all aspects of Manchester life. The museum is only open Wednesday through Saturday.

Amoskeag Fishways Learning Center

Located on the Merrimack River, the Amoskeag Fishways Center gives visitors a chance to learn about the native fish populations and other river wildlife. River ecosystems, watersheds and hydro electric power displays are just some of the displays. There are tanks of live fish, frogs and turtles too. It’s closed on Sundays, except during fish migration season (May and June) when it’s open 7 days.

SEE Science Center

A must-visit for a family with children. The exhibits are fun and hands-on, teaching science and technology. Kids can learn all about electricity, sound, gravity and light while they explore the museum.

When Should You Visit?:

Summers are fairly hot in Manchester, but are not as extreme as other parts of the United States. The hottest month is July, with average highs around 27C (82F). August is also warm, but a couple of degrees cooler. Late spring and early autumn are the most pleasant months to visit Manchester. Winters are cold, with temperatures around freezing between December and February.

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