ARC GALLERY STORE, Oldham Street, Manchester. Lucy McLauchlan and Steffa Plaetz featuring drawings, paintings and computer generated imagery. Heads. An exhibition of haircuts, characters and letterforms coinciding with the launch of the beaufonts salon. Runs until Wed, May 16. Open Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm and Sun noon to 4pm. Ring 0161 831 7454.

ASTLEY CHEETHAM ART GALLERY , Trinity Street, Stalybridge. Open Mon to Fri (not Thurs) 1pm to 7.30pm, Sat 9am to 4pm. Tel 0161 338 2708.

ASTLEY HALL MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Astley Park, Chorley. Open Tues to Sun, noon to 5pm. Adm free for Chorley residents with proof of address, adults £2.90, concs £1.90, family ticket £7 (up to two adults and two children under 16). Ring 01257 515555.

ATKINSON ART GALLERY, Southport. Ring 0151 934 2110.

BETTER WORLD SPACE, St James's Building, Oxford Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 247 1900.

BLACKBURN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Blackburn. Beastley Exhibition featuring sculptures exploring human nature through animal imagery from Marjan Wouda. Runs until June 16. Open Tues to Sat 10am to 4.45pm. Ring 01254 667130.

BLYTH GALLERY, Brazil Street, Manchester. Inscape. An exhibition of artefacts and landscapes by Richard Turner. Runs to Sat April 28, 2001. Open from 10am to 5pm Fri and 11am to 3pm Sat. Adm free.

BOLTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY AND AQUARIUM, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Tea For Two. An exhibition of teapots from around the world. Runs until April 28. Family Fortunes. Paintings on tour from the National Gallery featuring work by Degas, Hals, Gainsborough and Stubbs. Runs to June 24 2001. Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun noon to 5pm and Bank Holidays 1pm to 5pm. Ring Bolton 332211.

BOTANIC GARDEN MUSEUM, Southport. Ring 01704 227547.

BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Highgate, Kendal. Open Mon to Sat, 10am to 8.30pm and Sun 11am to 8.30pm. Ring 01539 725133.

BRITISH LAWNMOWER MUSEUM, Southport. Ring 01704 501336.

BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM, Haworth. New archive featuring personal responses to the Brontes lives and works by some of the famous people who have been inspired by them, now on display. Newly discovered drawings by Charlotte Bronte on the Bronte's early lives. Runs until March 31 2003. Open seven days a week, 10am to 5.30pm, adults £4.50, conc £3.30, children £1.40, family £10. Ring 01535 642323.

BURY ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, Moss Street, Bury. Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 142nd open exhibition. Runs to May 12. Open Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm. Ring 0161 253 5878.

BUXTON MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Open Tues to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sat, 9.30am to 5pm. Ring 01298 24658.

CARTWRIGHT HALL ART GALLERY, Lister Park, Bradford. Open Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Ring 01274 751212.

CASTLEFIELD GALLERY, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Liverpool Road/Deansgate, Manchester. Open Tues to Sun noon to 5pm. Ring 0161 832 8034.

CATALYST, MUSEUM OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire. Interactive world where science and technology are brought to life with working exhibits, games, puzzles and multimedia programmes. Open Tues to Fri and Bank Holiday Mons 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun, 11am-5pm. Ring 0151 420 1121.

CHAPMAN GALLERY, Chapman Building, University of Salford, University Road, Salford. Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm. Adm free. Ring 0161 295 5241.

CHARACTERS ART GALLERY, St George's Craft Shops, St George's Road, Bolton. Open Tues to Sat, 10am to 5pm. Adm free. Ring 521302.

CHINESE ART CENTRE, Edge Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ring 0161 832 7280.

CLITHEROE CASTLE MUSEUM, Castle Hill, Clitheroe. Ring 01200 424568.

COLIN JELLICOE GALLERY, Portland Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri 11am to 5pm, Closed some Mons, Sat 1pm to 5pm. Ring 0161 236 2716.

CORNERHOUSE, Oxford Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 228 7621.

CUBE, Portland Street, Manchester. Tues to Fri, noon to 5.30pm, Sat and Sun noon to 4pm. Ring 0161 237 5525.

DRUMCROON ART CENTRE, 2 Parsons Walk, Wigan. Inspecting The Visual Arts. Exploring some schools featured in the OFSTED publication and a chance to view the work of pupils. Runs to June 15 2001. Open Mon to Fri 9am-5pm. Ring 01942 321840.

DUKES OAK ART GALLERY, Sandbach. Ring 01477 544778.

EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CHANNEL LTD, The Edgar Wood Building, Daisy Bank Road, Manchester. Tues/Thurs 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

FLEETWOOD MUSEUM, Queen's Terrace, Fleetwood. Open 11am to 5pm. Ring 01253 876621.

GALLERY OF COSTUME, Wilmslow Road, Platt Hall, Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester. A Suit of Her Own: A History of the Working Woman's Wardrobe. Open daily 10am to 5.30pm. Ring 0161 224 5217.

GAWTHORPE HALL, Padiham, Nr Burnley. Ring 01282 771004.

GENERATION X, New Wakefield Street, Manchester. Mon to Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri and Sat 11am to 2am, Sun noon to 10.30pm. Ring 0161 236 4899.

GREEN ROOM, Cafe Bar and Foyer areas, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Contact venue for details. Ring 0161 950 5900.

HALL I'TH'WOOD MUSEUM, Green Way, off Crompton Way, Bolton. Ring 332370.

HARRIS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Market Square, Preston. Enclosed and Enchanted. The relationship between nature, architecture and the garden. Runs to June 23 2001. Open Mon to Sat from 10am to 5pm. Adm free.

Heaton HALL, Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester. Open Wed to Sun 10am to 5.30pm. Ring 0161 773 1231.

HENRY DONN GALLERY, Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester. Mon to Sat 9.30am to 5pm, closed 1pm to 2pm. Ring 0161 766 8819.

HOLDEN GALLERY, Cavendish Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5pm.

Horwich HERITAGE CENTRE, Resource Centre, Longworth Road, Horwich. Specific aspects of Horwich life over the last 100 years through videos, displays, artefacts and exhibits. Adm free, open Sat 10am to noon and on Weds from 2pm to 4pm. Ring Bolton 692930 or 693462. Subscriptions OAPs £4.50, others £5.50, members pay 30p per meeting and non-members 60p. Ring Bolton 692930.

IRLAM HERITAGE UNIT, Irlam Library, Hurst Fold, Liverpool Road, Irlam. The Irlam and Cadishead Local History Society present a special exhibition to mark the new millennium. If music be the Food of Love. Photographs and displays and musical memorabilia from the Irlam and Cadishead Local History Society. Open Mon 9.30am to 7.30pm, Tues, Thurs and Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm (closed 12.30pm to 1.30pm), Wed 9.30am to 1pm and Sat 9am to 1pm. Ring 0161 775 3566.

JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Mon to Fri 10am to 5.30pm, Sat 10am to 1pm. Ring 0161 834 5343.

G-MEX CENTRE, Manchester. Ring 0161 834 2700.

THE GALLERY, MANCHESTER'S ART house, Portland Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm, except Thurs 10am to 7pm, Sat 10am to 4pm. Ring 0161 237 3551.

KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, Smithfield Buildings, Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Tues to Sat 10am to 6pm. Ring 0161 833 3300.

KIRKBY GALLERY, Newtown Gardens, Kirkby, Merseyside. Becoming Who You Are. A display of paint and glaze revealing history behind family albums runs til May 6 2001. Open Mon and Fri, 9.15am-5pm, Tues and Thurs, 9.15am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon to 4pm. Ring 0151 443 5619.

THE LOWRY, Harbour City, Salford Quays. Who Chose That? Pictures from the L S Lowry Collection including famous figures from Simon Callow to soap starts. Adm free. I, Mancunian - celebrations of pop . Adm free. The Strays by Jim Medway. Lairy lads and edgy girls as brandwearing cool cats. Adm free. Fortunato Depero: Carnival of Colour - colours and designs of Italian Futurist art. Adm £3 and £2.50 for conc and Salford residents. Open Mon to Wed 11am-5pm. Thurs, Sat and Sun 11am to 8pm and Fri 11am-10pm. Adm free. Ring 0161 876 2000.

LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS REGIMENTAL MUSEUM, Lancashire Headquarters, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Wellington Barracks, Bury. Open Mon, Tues, Thur and Fri. Closed Wed and Sun. Adm £2 for adults and £1 for OAPs. Under 16s free.

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, Peter Scott Gallery. Ruskin and Switzerland Part 1. An exhibition of drawings, watercolours and archives from Ruskin's visits to Switzerland and the Alps. Runs until July 1 2001. Open Mon to Satur and 1pm to 4pm Sun. Ring 01524 593057.

MANCHESTER CRAFT AND DESIGN CENTRE, Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Mon to Sat 10am to 5.30pm. Ring 0161 832 4274.

MANCHESTER JEWISH MUSEUM, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. The Century Saved, an exhibition of Manchester's Jewish History 1900-1999. Mon to Thurs to 4pm Sun 10.30am to 5pm. Tickets £3.25, concs £2.50, family ticket £8. Library is open Mon, 9.30am-noon and 1pm-7.30pm; Tues, Wedn and Fri, 9.30am-noon and 1pm-5.30pm. Thur, 9.30am-1pm, Sat, 9am-1pm. Bookings and details 0161 834 9879.

MANCHESTER'S ART HOUSE, Portland Street, Manchester. Specialising in British Contemporary Art including ceramics, furniture, jewellery, paintings, sculpture and textiles. Open Mon to Fri (not Thurs) 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-4pm. Ring 0161 237 3551.

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, Righton Gallery, All Saints Campus, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5pm.

MANTO, Canal Street, Manchester. Taking The Proverbial by John Adams.

MATHEW STREET GALLERY, Mathew Street, Liverpool. Open Mon to Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 11am-4pm. Ring 0151 236 0009.

MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM, Liverpool. Open daily 10am-5pm. Ring 0151 478 4499.

MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL LIFE, Liverpool. Ring 0151 207 0001.

MIDDLEBROOK EXHIBITION CENTRE, Reebok Stadium, Bolton. Egypt Comes To Bolton. Tutankhamun and the Treasurers of the Pharoahs Exhibition. Runs to April 29 2001. Open Mon to Fri, 10am to 10pm; Sat and Sun10am-8pm. Adm £6 for ads, £4 for children, £5 conc, £3 school, family - 2 adults and 2 children £18.

MID PENNINE GALLERY, Yorke Street, Burnley. Off the Record black and blue by Philip Jeck. Runs until May 26. Open Mon to Sat from 10am to 5pm, except Tues, closes 1pm. Ring 01282 421986.

MILLYARD GALLERY, Alexandra Craft Centre, Uppermill, Oldham. Tues to Sun 10am to 5pm. Ring 01457 870410.

MOULDSWORTH MOTOR MUSEUM, Smithy Lane, Mouldsworth, Cheshire. A unique collection of over 60 vintage, classic, sports cars, motorcycles and early bicycles housed in an a 1930s Art-Deco building. Open Suns noon-5pm and all bank holiday weekends. Ring 01928 731781.

MUSEUM OF THE LANCASHIRE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, Helmshore Textile Museums, Rossendale includes Higher Mill and Whitaker's Mill and Queen Street Mill, Burnley. Helmshore ring 01706 226459 and Queen Street Mill ring 01282 412555.

MUSEUM OF LANCASHIRE, Stanley Street, Preston. A chance to explore Lancashire's rich culture, history and national heritage. Trace the story of the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry and walk down a 1940s street. Open Mon to Wed, Fri and Sat, 10.30am to 5pm. Adm £2 for adults and £1 conc. Ring 01772 264061.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester. Ancient Cultures. An interactive exhibition devoted to everyday life in lost civilisations like Egypt 3000 years ago. Museum Adm adults £6.50, conc £3.50. Open 10am-5pm every day. Ring 0161 832 2244.

THE MUSEUM OF HATTING, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport. Ring 0161 355 7770. An exhibition of hats and costumes worn in the film Titanic. Visitors will be able to walk up a gangplank into a ballroom scene. Runs throughout April and May 2001. Open Mon to Sat 10am-5pm and Sun from 11am to 5pm. Adm adults £3.95, children, £2.50 or family £11.

MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT, Boyle Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 205 2122 for further info.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM, Sir Tom Finney Way, Deepdale, Preston. The true story of the world's greatest game featuring the FIFA Museum Collection, exhibits and memorabilia. Learn how the game came to be invented and developed over the last 150 years and what the future holds for players and supporters. Become a guest panellist in a special edition of Match of the Day or try your hand at table football. Open Tues to Sat 10am-5pm, midweek matchday 10am-7.30pm, weekend matchday 10am-2.30pm and Sun 11am-5pm. Adm adult day ticket £6.95, season ticket £14.95, under 5s free, 5-15 yrs, day ticket £4.95, season ticket £9.95, concessions day ticket £4.95 or £9.95. Family tickets 2 ad/2 children, £19.95, 2 ad/3 children £22.50 and 2 ad/4 children £24.95. Ring 01772 711600.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND TELEVISION, Bradford, West Yorkshire. The Art of Star Wars. Over 200 original objects including models such as Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer and The Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Queen Amidala costumes and concept designs from the archive of Lucasfilm showing the artistic process behind the making of the films. Explore key aspects of the production process on a journey through a series of displays and see how original ideas for the films and their characters were developed from script to screen. including drawings of Jar Jar Binks, Yoda and a replica animatronic created head of the character Ree Yees, models of the droids C=-3PO and R2-D2 and a mysterious chamber of atmosphernic sound and light effects revealing the character of Darth Vader. Runs to April 29 2001. Tickets £6 for adults, £4.50 for concessions. Ring to book 01274 202030. Open Tues to Sun (plus Bank Holidays and Mon during school holidays) 10am to 6pm.

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM, Leeman Road, York. Journey To The Highlands. A photographic exhibition of the railway lines of the west of Scotland. Runs until April 29 2001. Handle With Care - 25 Years of the National Railway Museum. Runs to May 7 2001. Get A Load of This - A Year in Freight. Runs to June 3 2001. Ring 01904 621261.

NORTON PRIORY MUSEUM AND GARDENS, Runcorn. Transformations. The power of hats to transform the wearer. Runs to April 29. Open 2pm-3pm. The Streams of Life. A guided walk to discover the many water features. Sun April 22. Starts 2.30pm. Open Mon to Fri noon to 5pm, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays, noon to 6pm. Ring 01928 569895.

THE OBSERVER GALLERY, Rawbottom Square, Off Wallgate, Wigan. Mon to Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Ring 01942 233022.

OLDHAM ART GALLERY, Union Street, Oldham. Tues 10am-1pm, Wed to Sat 10am-5pm.

OPIES MUSEUM OF MEMORIES, Wigan Pier. Ring 01942 323666.

ORDSALL HALL MUSEUM, Ordsall Lane, Ordsall. Ring 0161 872 0251.

THE OX, Liverpool Road, Castlefield. Mon to Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat 11am to midnight. Ring 0161 839 7740.

PANKHURST CENTRE, Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm. Ring 0161 273 5673.

PHILIPS CONTEMPORARY ART, Little Lever Street, Manchester. A new gallery for local art enthusiasts presenting the work of young, contemporary British artists. Can't Take My Eyes Off You. Tues/Thurs noon to 4pm, Sat 1pm to 4pm, or by appointment. Ring 0161 282 0318.

PHILHARMONIC HALL, Liverpool. Open Mon to Sat, 10am-5.30pm. Ring 0151 709 3789.

PLATT HALL, Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester. Daily 10am-4pm. Ring 0161 224 5217.

PORTICO LIBRARY AND GALLERY, Mosley Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm.

PRESCOT MUSEUM, High Street, Prescot, Knowsley. Coal Dust and Davy Lamps. A look at life in a mining community. Runs until Sun April 29. Open Tues to Sat 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm and Sun 2pm-5pm. Ring 0151 430 7787.

PUMPHOUSE PEOPLE'S HISTORY MUSEUM, Left Bank, Bridge Street, Manchester. Travel back in time and find out about the history of "Every Street" in Manchester by visiting the new exhibition. All Our Sats. An exhibition exploring how people in the North West have spent their Sats from Victorian times. Runs to Sat October 28 2001. Open Tues to Sun, 11am-4.30pm, closed Mons, Adm £1, children and conc free. Ring 0161 839 6061.

QUARRY BANK MILL TRUST LTD, Styal, Cheshire. Explore one of the largest historic working cotton mills. Contact venue for Adm prices. Open Tues to Sun 11am-5pm.

RICHARD GOODALL GALLERY, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Open Tues to Sat, 11am to 6pm. All works are for sale. Ring 0161 832 3435.

RIGHTON GALLERY, Cavendish Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri from 9.30am-5pm.

ROSSENDALE MUSEUM, Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall. Rossendale. Open Mon to Fri, 1pm-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm and Sun noon-5pm. Ring 01706 226509.

ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, Armouries Drive, Leeds. Open from 10am to 5pm every day. Ring 0990 106666.

SADDLEWORTH MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham. Knickers on Show. An exhibition of Spring Bloomers, Victorian drawers and petticoats and wartime utility pattern gym knickers. Runs to Sept 16. Behind The Eye by Keith Taylor. An exhibition of landscapes and fantasy visions of the future. Runs to Sun April 29. Open Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm. Ring 01457 874 093.

SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford. The Borrowers. Activities for children with an exhibition featuring 150 years of weird and wonderful borrowings. Now that's what I call the 80s. An exhibition featuring the top bands, top films, BMX biking, body popping and memorabilia from the 80s. For The Health and Happiness of the People. A celebration of 150 years of Peel Park. Runs throughout April. Ring 0161 736 2649 for details of times. Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4.45pm, Sat and Sun 1pm-5pm. Ring 0161 736 2649.

SALLY BROWN STUDIO AND GALLERY, Marple Bridge, Stockport. Open Thurs to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon to 4pm. Ring 0161 427 2654.

SAMLESBURY HALL, Preston New Road, Preston. Open every day except Mon 11am- 4.30pm. Ring 01254 812010. Adm for adults is £2.50 and children under 16 £1.

SANDBAR, Grosvenor Street, Manchester. Mon to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 5pm- 10.30pm. Ring 0161 273 1552/3141.

STOCKPORT ART GALLERY, Wellington Road South, Stockport. Mon to Fri 11am to 5pm, (closed Wed), Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sun. Ring 0161 474 4453.

SWINTON LIBRARY ART GALLERY, Chorley Road, Swinton. Portraits and landscapes by Swinton Art Club. Open Mon 9.30am to 7.30pm, Tues to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sat 9am to 1pm.

TATE GALLERY, Albert Dock, Liverpool. Modern British Art displaying masterpieces by Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson, LS Lowry and Sarah Lucas displaying Modern British Art and themes for 2001. Runs throughout the year. Emotional Ties. An examination of the relationships between families, friends and lovers. Runs to February 24 2002. William Tucker. A display of scuptures made from metal, timer and fibreglass. Runs until November 25 2001. Hybrids. An exhibiton of international contemporary painting. Runs to June 24 2001. Adm £3 and £2 conc . Open Tues to Sun 10am to 5.50pm. Ring 0151 702 7400.

THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM, Beckett Street, Leeds. Experience the drama of life and medicine through the ages with interactive galleries and exhibitions. Open Tues to Sun and holiday Mons 10am-5pm. Last Adm 3pm. Adm £4.40 for adults, children aged 5 to 16 £3.30, concessions. £3.60 and family tickets £14. Ring 0113 244 4343.

THE GALLERY, 131 Portland Street, Manchester. Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm and Sat 10am to 4pm. Ring 0161 238 3551.

TOWNELEY HALL ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, Towneley Park, Burnley. Open Fri 10am to 5pm and Sun noon to 5pm. Ring 01282 424213.

TURNPIKE GALLERY, Civic Square, Leigh. Open Mon, Thur, Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Tues, 10am to 5.30pm, Wed, 9.30am to 5pm and Sat 10am to 3pm. Ring 01942 404469.

WARRINGTON MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Bold Street, Warrington. Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5.30pm and Sat 10am to 5pm. Ring 01925 442393.

WENSLEY GALLERY, 6-8 Market Place, Ramsbottom. Spring Exhibition featuring a collection of wildlife paintings, detailed landscapes and carved Torsos, ceramics, wood and metal sculpture. Runs to Sat April 28. Open Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 10am to 4pm. Ring 01706 824772.

WHITWORTH ART GALLERY, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester. Open Mon to Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 2pm-5pm. Also, The House. A display drawing examining the representation of the house in art and its place in culture. Runs to January 2002. Ring 0161 275 7450.

WORLD OF GLASS, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside. St Helens Rugby League Memorabilia Exhibition. Exhibits from St Helens Rugby League Club, St Helens Town FC and Liverpool St Helens RUFC i including a feature on Bill Foulkes, ex-Manchester United star and Munich Air Disaster survivor. A celebration of the Wembley and Challenge Cup victories. Runs to Sun May 20 2001. Opening times 10am to 5pm daily. Ring 08707 444 777.