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FAQs

SHOW OPENING TIMES

Sunday 15 July     9.30am - 5pm
Monday 16 July    9am - 5pm
Tuesday 17 July   9am - 4.30pm
   





 

WHO CAN VISIT?

Manchester Furniture Show is strictly for trade visitors only, which means it is not open to the general public. You need to be able to prove you are a relevant industry professional (eg: retail buyer, interior designer, specifier, manufacturer, agent etc) with a proof of trading such as a business card, letterhead, invoice, company registration etc. If you are setting up a new business in the next 12 months, or visiting with a colleague, you are welcome to attend but please ensure you have registered in advance for your personalised entry badge. 
Our exhibitors have a minimum order policy and will not sell to members of the public. No products are available to buy or remove from the show. If you are found buying for personal use, you will be asked to leave the exhibition. 

 

HOW TO GET MY VISITOR TICKET?

Visitor registration will open in Spring.
You can also register on arrival at the show - but remember there may be queues! 

 

HOW DO I REGISTER A COLLEAGUE? 

You can complete the information for them and send the information to their email, or if you are registering yourself there will be an option to 'Register a colleauge' when you submit your form. 
 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

Entry to the show is free for all trade visitors. 
 

WHERE IS THE SHOW? 

The show is held in Manchester Central, an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. Right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network. The Manchester Central has 720 parking spaces and direct access to the venue. 
 

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

Manchester Furniture Show is a trade show and is not designed for young children. Under 15's are permitted in the halls, but pushchairs, buggies and prams must be left at the Cloakroom. If you choose to bring your young child with you, you must be responsible for the child at all times. Please be aware that there are no crèche facilities at the show or at the venue. Any visitor aged 16+ needs to register for a badge. 
For any further information please phone +44 (0)20 8387 1270.

 

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR TRAVEL TO THE SHOW?

The organisers of Manchester Furniture Show regret that they are not able to send out letters of invitation for visitors from overseas in order to help secure visas. If your business is relevant to the show, you will have to provide evidence to the British Embassy in your country by submiting proof of your employment and the nature of your employer's business. Please DO NOT contact the organisers with regards to this, as all requests for letters of invitation will be denied.
 

ARE THERE DISABLED FACILITIES AT THE SHOW? 

Most of the exhibition space is on the ground floor/street level and can be accessed via the main entrance. All entrances are fully ramped and accessible. Once inside, events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts. Wheelchairs can be hired for use within the venue. To enquire about bookings and availability, contact the First Aid department on + 44 (0)161 834 2700 ext. 2211 or visit Manchester Central’s website here. Bookings should be made in advance as availability cannot be guaranteed otherwise. Please note that Manchester Central wheelchairs must not be removed from the venue.