Manchester Prison

Manchester Prison Information, Contact Details & Address
Manchester Prison

Manchester Prison

HMP Manchester has a capacity of and opened in 1868. Although its sanctioned name is HMP Manchester, utmost people still relate to it by its original title of Strangeways. The name‘Strangeways’comes from the area in which the prison is constructed and the structure itself is now Grade II listed. The establishment is a original prison serving the Greater Manchester area, which also holds order A adult manly captures.

The 1990 Strangeways Riot still remains one of the most notorious incidents in UK prison history. On the 1st April, captures seized control of the prison tabernacle, before climbing to the rooftop in kick. The rioting continued for 25 days in aggregate – making it the longest hoot on record Our Blog post looks into the history of HMP Manchester or Strangeways prison as its further generally known, You can read it by clicking on the following link

Tel0161 817 5600

Capacity: 1,238

Southall Street, Manchester, Lancashire M60 9AH

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Manchester Prison Address:

Southall Street, Manchester, Lancashire M60 9AH

Manchester Prison Contact Details
Manchester Prison Telephone Number: 0161 817 5600


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Manchester Prison

Manchester Prison

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Booking a Visit at Manchester Prison

Visiting Times at Manchester Prison

  • Monday to Thursday: 2pm to 3pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 10am, 10:30am to 11:30am, 2pm to 3pm, and 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 3pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm

How to book a visit at Manchester Prison?

The prisoner will have been given a booking reference which they will pass on to you before you book the visit by telephoning the prison Visits Booking Office.

Booking line: 0161 817 5655

Monday to Thirsday 8am to 4pm, and Friday 8am to 12pm


How to get to Manchester Prison – Manchester Prison Directions

Manchester Prison is a men’s high security prison in Manchester city centre. It was known as Strangeways until 1994.

Getting to Manchester Prison by Train:

The closest railway station is Manchester Victoria, which is about a 5-minute walk from the prison. Manchester Piccadilly is 10 minutes from Manchester Victoria by tram or taxi.

To Book A Manchester Prison Visit You Must:

All visitors are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the visit starting.  Any person who arrives after the visit has started will not be permitted entry.

For all visits to Low Moss, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months).  The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:  

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)

The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:

  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source



You can get help covering the costs of visiting someone in prison if you meet the following criteria:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Tax credits
  • Pension Credit

You might be able to get help covering the travel costs, meals and accommodation. CLICK HERE TO GET HELP WITH PRISON VISIT COSTS