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Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights include a T.rex and fossils of other pre-historic creatures, ancient Egyptian artefacts and live amphibians and reptiles.

From under 5s to grandparents, there's lots to keep all the family entertained. The Museum has monthly Big Saturdays and holiday events with hands-on activities, object handling, experts, tours, storytelling and performances. There are regular Baby Explorers and Magic Carpet sensory play and interactive story sessions for under 5s. The Museum also has a Discovery Centre open at the weekends and school holidays, trails & activity sheets, backpacks and object handling. Visit the website for details.

The Museum has baby changing facilities, a breastfeeding chair in the basement changing area, lifts to all floors, a buggy park, lockers, a children's menu and highchairs in the café and an indoor Picnic Area.

There is also a regular programme of Museum Meets events for adults which features After Hours -evening social events where you encounter the unexpected; Urban Naturalist - friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists; Courses of all shapes and sizes from wildlife photography to community archaeology; Talks, conversations, debates and tours exploring understanding between cultures and how to promote a sustainable world and free English conversation classes.

Where to Go

Venue address
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
City Centre
M13 9PL

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
Daily: 10am-5pm. 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan: closed
Time of day

Other Details

Referral required?

We aim to meet everyone's access requirements. Please let us know any requirements a week in advance of any event you would like to attend. Phone 0161 275 2648 or email

Who to Contact

0161 275 2648
Fax: 0161 275 2676
Last Updated: 12/07/2019