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 10 events at this location

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Autism Friendly Early Opening

See, Make and Do at the Museum 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…

Sat 14 Apr

Free / 0161 275 2634

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 12 Jun

Free / 0161 275 2634

Big Saturday: The Body Experience

Be inspired by our collections and get involved in creative activities for all ages at our Big Saturday.

Sat 17 Mar

Free / 0161 275 2634

Magic Carpet: Nature Discovery

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 27 Apr

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 23 Feb

Free / 0161 275 2634

Magic Carpet: The Tadpole’s Tale

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 30 Mar

Free / 0161 275 2634

Manchester Museum Tour in Italian

Al fine di migliorare l'esperienza dei nostri visitatori internazionali, dal 2018 siamo orgogliosi di offrire tour gratuiti in lingua straniera rivolti a madrelingua e studenti di qualsiasi livello di spagnolo, cinese (mandarino) e italiano. La visita guidata comprenderá tutte le nostre sale espositive mettendo in risalto…

Sat 10 Mar

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 1 May

Free / 0161 275 2634

Opera North Whistle Stop Opera

If you haven’t ever been to a live opera and want to try a bite-sized version first, or you just fancy experiencing it right under your nose, then Whistle Stop Opera is for you. This season, discover Mozart’s timeless drama of seduction and death. Don Giovanni is the dark tale of a cruel man who lives life to the…

Mon 5 Mar

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…

Fri 23 Feb

Free / 0161 275 2634

Sat 24 Feb

Free / 0161 275 2634

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 0161 275 2634

Reviews & features

Best museums to visit in Manchester

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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