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.

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There are 9 events at this location

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Baby Explorers

Baby Explorers is an interactive story and sensory play session. Our specially devised stories, inspired by our collections, include music, songs, props and real objects, supported by a range of playful sensory resources for babies to explore. Please note that Baby Explorer sessions are approximately 45 minutes long…

Tue 26 Sep

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…

Wed 20 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Thu 21 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 105 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

Generations

Women only performance Comedy musical by Chorlton playwright Nakib Narat. Free, book mcrmuseum.events.com

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Free / 0161 275 2634

Magic Carpet: The Girl and the Bird

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 29 Sep

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…

Wed 20 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Thu 21 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 128 more dates until 31 Jan 2018

Music in the Museum

Experience the museum accompanied by a South Asian sound track. Live performance will animate our spaces. Free, all ages, no need to book, just drop in

Fri 3 Nov

Free / 0161 275 2634

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 26 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Reena Saini Kallat

Acclaimed artist Reena Saini Kallat has delved into Manchester Museum’s natural science and human culture collections for her solo exhibition. Her newly-commissioned sculpture Chorus will be seen alongside works that include a series of hybridised animals that represent various nations in con ict. This thought-provoking…

Sat 30 Sep

Free / 0161 275 2634

Sun 1 Oct

Free / 0161 275 2634

Mon 2 Oct

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 143 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

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Best museums to visit in Manchester

4 Jul 2017

From football to communism, Manchester's museums have everything covered

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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