Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester

The Royal Eye Hospital is located on Oxford Road, amongst the leafy campuses of Manchester's two universities, and adjacent to Manchester Royal Infirmary. The ophthalmic hospital was first founded in 1814, moving to the Oxford Road building in 1886. A previous incarnation of the hospital on St. John's Street is still standing today. This building was designed by local architects Pennington and Bridgen, and has been awarded Grade II listed status. The Victorian era building is typical of the ornate, imposing red brick buildings for which the city is famous.

The hospital operated in the building until 2009 before relocating to a brand new facility on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site. Although the hospital is now closed, the imposing red brick exterior of the building remains well preserved, with crests, carvings and gold lettering all visible on the frontage. A view of the Royal Eye Hospital can be enjoyed as part of a walking tour, taking in the University of Manchester campus, the Infirmary, Whitworth Art Gallery, Whitworth Park and the Manchester Museum, all of which are nearby. The area is south east of the city centre, a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly and Oxford Road rail station.

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Sight Name: Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Sight Location: Manchester, England (See walking tours in Manchester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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