Getting Here

The RNCM is located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter, on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street West.

124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD
T 0161 907 5200
F 0161 273 7611

Oxford Road connects the RNCM by bus to the City Centre and all of Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. Oxford Road station is a fifteen minute walk away. Go to for details of buses and trains in the Greater Manchester area.

Road Closures

From Saturday 22 October through to Sunday 30 October inclusive, road closures will come into effect along Oxford Road to enable resurfacing to take place between Nelson Street and Booth Street West. A full closure of Oxford Road will take place between Hathersage Road and Booth Street, so visitors are advised to plan their route in advance.

Please note that due to recent carriageway changes made by TFGM, visitors can no longer exit Rosamond Street at the junction with Oxford Road (as it is now one way) and are therefore encouraged to exit via Higher Cambridge Street or Higher Chatham Street.

Due to bus priority works, Booth Street East and Booth Street West will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Monday 19 September for approximately six weeks.

If you’re driving into the city, there is a permanent change to Oxford Road between Hathersage Road and Denmark Road which prioritises buses, bikes and pedestrians. The introduction of the bus gate means that general traffic must turn right at Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, 7 days-a week.

Work is ongoing into 2017 to redevelop Oxford Road into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, giving priority to buses and bikes. Visitors are advised that there will be increased congestion as a result of this and to allow additional time when making their way to the RNCM. Please see to find out how your route to the RNCM may change in the near future. 



There are several car parks offering secure parking close to the RNCM.

1. RNCM secure underground car park, located next to the College in the basement of the Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence, off Rosamond Street West. Open from 5pm – midnight on weekday evenings, and from 6am – midnight on weekends. £3.50 per car, payable on entry to the car park. Please note that overnight car parking is not permitted and will be subject to a £50 fine.

2. The University of Manchester Booth Street car park is situated off Booth Street West. Open 6am – midnight.

3. The Aquatics Centre car park is situated off Booth Street East. Open 6am – 11pm.

Please note that car parks 2 and 3 are not run by the RNCM.

View the map above for more information.