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 7 events at this location

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Calm

Thurs 12 Dec Calm: 6-9pm With ambient lighting, peaceful art workshops, object handling, sensory stations and quiet spaces. Join us at Calm Night and explore the Museum at a quieter time. An evening for anyone and everyone who is looking for a quieter experience of the Museum. Free, Drop in, Families and Adults Autism…

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

Creepy-Crawly Chronicles Children’s Story Competition Launch

Find out about how to get involved with our special Story Competition, take part in exercises to get your creative juices flowing, and get inspiration from an up-close encounter with some beautiful bugs and (mini)beasts. Free, families, drop-in From ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ to 'Spiderman’…

Sat 7 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

  • 11:00 – 13:00

The Nightmare Before Christmas

There will be handling tables, craft activities, festive cocktails, a full bar, and a screening in our beautiful Living Worlds Gallery.

Fri 13 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

RSPB pops up at Manchester Museum

Find out more about the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and what you can do to help wildlife. The RSPB will be on our galleries promoting the amazing work they do - from species recovery and large-scale conservation, to policy-influencing and inspiring change or action. You can learn how to support…

Fri 13 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

See, Make and Do at the Museum

Sat 14 Dec: 9.15am-10.30am See, Make and Do at the Museum: 9.15-10.30am 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 is a quiet room…

Sat 14 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

The True Cost of Christmas

Want to learn how to live more sustainably? This interactive installation highlights hidden environmental impacts and shows exactly how small changes can help us all live more sustainably.

Sat 7 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 8 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

Mon 9 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 7 more dates until 16 Dec

Young, Rich & Famous

In this digital age of collecting selfies and more on social media, what does immortality mean? Manchester Museum’s latest installation at Manchester’s Central Library, Young, Rich & Famous challenges us to think of how we will be remembered after death and what we will leave behind. This marks a decade of partnership…

Sat 7 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 8 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

Mon 9 Dec

Free / 0161 275 2634

…and 20 more dates until 1 Jan 2020

Reviews & features

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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