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Visit Stan the T.rex at Manchester Museum

Welcome to Manchester Museum

Museum opening times:
Daily: 10am-5pm
24-26 Dec, 1 Jan: closed
Free entry
t: 0161 275 2648

Your Visit

Stan, the Museum's T.rex

We're the Museum on Oxford Road with the dinosaurs, mummies and live animals. We also have loads of other great stuff from the natural world and different cultures. For more info, including opening times, directions, and how you can study and use our collection, see your visit



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The Two Brothers in the Ancient Egypt gallery

Gallery closures

Find out about any gallery closures before your visit.

Nature Discovery

Papercut art installation by Helen Musselwhite

Once upon a time…there was an enchanted world full of trees and meadows with creatures up on high and deep inside the undergrowth. Our newly renovated Nature Discovery gallery for under 5s and their families is now open

Making Monuments on Rapa Nui

moai with sunset c Adam Stanford

Making Monuments on Rapa Nui: The Statues from Easter Island takes a fresh look at these impressive statues, or ‘moai’. Based on research by Professor Colin Richards, an archaeologist at The University of Manchester, the exhibition features one of the statues, Moai Hava, on loan from the British Museum. 1 Apr-6 Sep 2015. Free entry

The Study

The Study

The Study opens in September. From science to human history, via some of the most pressing issues of our time. From analogue and digital to one of the world’s most impressive natural history collections. And with startling exhibitions, talks, weekend workshops and after hours sessions - this is Manchester’s creative learning space. Curious minds welcome.  


Visitors enjoying an event at the Museum

See our events calendar to find out what events are on, from Museum Meets, our new year-round programme for adults, to our family favourites such as Big Saturdays and Magic Carpet.

Summer Holiday Activities: Treasure

Family at Manchester Museum

Discover something new this summer at Manchester Museum. Collect a map as your explore the Museum’s collections, visit our object handling tables, and create some treasure of your very own


Big Saturday: Treasure

Big Saturday: Treasure, Sat 1 Aug, 11am-4pm. Get your treasure hunting kit and discover more about some of the museum’s treasures; from secrets hidden under the sea to gems and even create some treasure of your very own. Find out what else we have for Families.