Coronation Street – The Tour!!!

Coronation Street - The Tour Coronation Street - The Tour Outside the Cobbles

On the 15th of April we were very lucky to pay the old Coronation Street set and studios a lovely little visit. This Granada Studios set was used on TV screens since the very 1st episode, that took place on the 9th of December 1960. However,back in December 2013, Coronation Street Moved to a much larger purposed built full scale Coronation Street in Salford thats now MediaCityUK.

We arrived late on in the day so it was quiet and not overly busy, which suited us fine… as its not easy to push my Granda in the wheel chair and Layla in the Pram through lots of people. We were instantly greeted by The Tour Co-ordinators who handed us our badges which we needed to wear at all times. Whilst waiting for our Tour to begin we waited in the Cast Canteen which is now being used as a Cafe for The Tour Guests/Visitors, whilst there i spotted some lovely flowers growing out on the decking area.

Coronation Street - The Tour Down the Cobbles at the Bus stop
When our time slot came around we were greeted by a lovely young lad who was our Tour Guide and he took us through the entrance and into the Green room, which for a very strange reason i assumed would be Green! haha. It wasnt of course, it was a lovely calming place with lots of Beige coloured settee’s and also a Pigeon Hole with the Actors Real Names on so they could pick up their scripts.

Coronation Street - The Tour The Kabin, The Duckworths and Roys Rolls
Unfortunately we were told we weren’t actually allowed to take any pictures or any video footage inside the building where all the sets of the inside rooms were, but once we got out onto the cobbles we could take as many pictures as we like… 🙁 i was gutted i would of love to of shown you the Platts set, The Rovers Return and also the Duckworths. But i suppose you can see them often enough on the TV… But what you don’t see on the TV is how small the Sets actually are! Because the Actual street had to be made 3-quarters of a normal sized home due to the small land, the sets obviously had to be scaled down to coincide with the outside. It really does make your mind boggle, because on the TV they look HUGE… But ive seen box bedrooms look bigger :/

Coronation Street - The Tour The Rovers Return, Street Cards and the Ginnels
Anyways the inside tour was great! we also got to see inside the Factory which is even smaller, its so surreal to be in there and amongst the actual sets that were actually used for years and years… We then exited the inside sets via Nicks Bistro and into That very Famous Cobbled street!
Coronation Street - The Tour The Rovers Return Inn
We had such a Fantastic Eye opening experience! The boys didn’t really know alot about Coronation Street as there always in bed by the time it comes on the TV, but they loved exploring the Street and were very interested to learn all about it and found going behind the scenes exciting. They couldn’t wait to return back to school to tell their friends and teachers about it!

If you haven’t been, i highly Recommend it! The Tours are only taking place for 6 months, then the old street is closed forever.

Are you a Fan of Coronation Street?


15 thoughts on “Coronation Street – The Tour!!!

  1. Jess Paterson

    I don’t watch Corrie but it’s still very exciting to visit the TV set of such an iconic show! Lucky you!

  2. Katie @mummydaddyme

    Wow how amazing to go on set and look around, I bet that was so fascinating. I don’t watch Corrie but I Would still be really intrigued to go and have a look round! x

  3. Kim Carberry

    I would love to visit!! I’m a huge Corrie fan….I’ve probably watched it since before I could walk and talk….lol Fab photos x

  4. Tom Briggs

    It must be decidedly odd walking round somewhere you probably know better than real places! I’d love to go round some of the places where my favourite TV show, The Walking Dead, is filmed. I’m a bit weird like that!

  5. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    This looks wonderful and, despite the fact that I am not a big Corrie fan, I think any film set is fascinating 🙂 I really love your blog header by the way! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  6. BakedPotato Mummy

    I don’t watch Corrie myself, but it must have been so exciting to see it all in real life!
    Thank for linking up with #BinkyLinky

  7. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum)

    Personally don’t watch corrie but looks like you had a fab time, some great photographs!! #sharewithme

  8. Complicated Gorgeousness

    We went to old set when we were teenagers and remember thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread (in a Lanc accent). I think my mum would love this – inspired now for her next birthday xx

  9. Michelle Maggs

    Looks like you had a great time. Shame you couldn’t take any photos inside. I may have to book a trip myself, lol 🙂 x

  10. Jenny

    This looks like so much fun. Must be great to visit the set of a tv show you love. I am American so i have never seen any of the soaps here but I have heard a lot about this one. Lucky you!! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I am glad you had fun. I love all the photos. #sharewithme

  11. Mel

    I have never watched Coronation street, but I would love to go on a set like this, just to see what it is like. How exciting! x Mel #Sharewithme

  12. ghostwritermummy

    Haha looks like you had a great day! The Coronation Street tour is one thing I had always intended to do when i moved to Manchester but never got round to it. I haven’t watched it in years now but would still love to go!
    x x

  13. Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    Wow, what a fabulous place to visit. I never realized that this was open to the public. Thanks for linking up to #MMWBH xx


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