The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum
The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL
  • Telephone 0161 275 2634
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  • Website www.museum.manchester.ac.uk
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Around since 1821, the Manchester Museum has about six million items for perusal, focusing on botany, zoology, Egyptology, palaeontolog, and live specimens.

Handily a 15-minute walk from the city centre, the museum is part of the University of Manchester, so there are plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from nearby. For cyclists, there is a secure bike park on nearby Coupland Street, while buses 15, 41, 42, 43, 140–143 and 147 all stop at close by. There is paid car parking on Booth Street West.

Events at this venue

There are 10 events at this location

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Autism Friendly Early Opening

Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families and carers, and siblings. Activities take place before the Museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too. See objects, do activities & make creations inspired by…

Sat 12 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Big Saturday: Modelling Nature

See our newly opened ‘Object Lessons’ exhibition and the beautiful models on display from a flower meadow, to sea anemones, mushrooms and lots more; explore how models can broaden our understanding of the natural world with scientists, artists and experts. Free, drop in, families

Sat 19 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Celebrating Ganesha

Manchester Museum is delighted to host the beautiful stone sculpture of Ganesha. Celebrating Ganesha is touring across several venues around the UK as part of the British Museum’s Partnership Spotlight Loans programme. The elephant-headed Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods - the creator and remover of…

Sat 2 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Sun 3 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Mon 4 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 123 more dates until 8 Jan 2018

Come Closer – Memories of Partition

The Royal Exchange Theatre is bringing together some of Manchester’s most exciting British Asian writers and artists to create exciting new performance pieces which will reveal the untold stories of significance of partition and the impact still felt today.

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Magic Carpet - Ancient Egypt

Magic Carpet is an interactive, creative, story making and activity session that forms connections to the Museum’s collections. Our stories are specially devised to enable our youngest visitors to explore our collections. They include songs, active rhymes and movement and opportunities to discover and handle real museum…

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Magic Carpet: The Porridge Pot

Magic Carpet is an interactive, creative, story making and activity session that forms connections to the Museum’s collections. Our stories are specially devised to enable our youngest visitors to explore our collections. They include songs, active rhymes and movement and opportunities to discover and handle real museum…

Fri 28 Jul

Free / 0161 275 2634

Memories of Partition

Find out about the experiences and legacies of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 through the memories of members of Manchester’s South Asian communities. The partition of India led to the largest mass migration in human history, with an estimated 15 million people being displaced, and tens of thousands of others…

Tue 15 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Wed 16 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 164 more dates until 31 Jan 2018

Musical Baby Explorers

Join us for live music and songs inspired by our collections, supported by a range of playful sensory resources for babies to explore. A space to play, share and discover together Please note that Baby Explorer sessions are approximately 45 minutes long with tidy up time between each session. Sessions take place in our…

Tue 1 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

The Sessions of March and Manchester Museum Present

The Sessions of March is coming to Manchester Museum for a one off special gig, featuring some of Manchester’s finest Blues & Folk musicians. Performances on the night from:

Sun 20 Aug

Free / 0161 275 2634

Story Explorers - Summer Holiday Activities

With over 4 million objects from all over the world, there are stories all around us at Manchester Museum. Delve into the tantalizing tales tent filled with books, perform stories in our puppet theatre and play in our story den. Come along to our daily craft activities and get creative. See Museum website for further…

Tue 25 Jul

Free / 0161 275 2634

Wed 26 Jul

Free / 0161 275 2634

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 36 more dates until 1 Sep

Reviews & features

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4 Jul 2017

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Whether you want to check out Costa Rican frogs or test your football skills, you can indulge yourself at one of Manchester's museums. Offering events, tours, walks and special exhibitions, and with many completely free of charge, visitors can explore…

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