HMP Manchester

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HMP Manchester is part of the HM Prison Service High Security Estate and is based in Manchester, North West England.

POPS delivers the Visitor Centre Services at HMP Manchester providing a warm welcome and advice and support for all visitors on a range of issues including travel, debt and housing. We also provide one to one support around the visiting process and prison procedures.

Visitors are able to join the family forum group where they can bring up any issues or contribute ideas to make the visitor experience more relaxed and friendly.

Before your visit make sure you download POPS’ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW information sheet. This includes information on how to book a visit at HMP Manchester, travel directions, and other essential information.

More information can be found in our Visitor Information Booklet.

Important Numbers

Booking Line: 0161 817 5655 
Visitor Centre: 0161 817 5630    
Prison Switchboard: 0161 817 5600

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am -5.00pm
Sunday 12.00 – 5.00pm

Visiting Times

14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
15.30 – 16:30
09:00 – 10:00, 9:30 – 10:30, 10:45 – 11:45, 14:00 – 15:00, 15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30

Financial Assistance

If you qualify to receive help with your finances such as benefits, you may be able to recoup all or part of the cost of your travel expenses.

Find out more

Click here to complete an application form

Safer Custody

If you have concerns about an individual in custody at HMP Manchester please call 0161 817 5600.

Concerns may also be brought to the attention of POPS’ staff for follow up.