Manchester is a city located in the northwest of England. The city has a rich history and was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Today, Manchester is a major cultural and economic hub. The city is home to numerous museums, galleries, and institutions of higher learning. It is also a popular travel destination for football (soccer) fans from around the world, as Manchester is home to two of the most successful clubs in England - Manchester United and Manchester City. Old Trafford, the home ground of Manchester United, is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. If you are planning a trip to Manchester, be sure to check out the Manchester Art Gallery, Science and Industry Museum, National Football Museum, John Rylands Research Institute and Library.