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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



Visit our blogs for behind-the-scenes news

The Two Brothers in the Ancient Egypt gallery

Gallery closures

Find out about any gallery closures before your visit.

Animal Mummies wins City Life 2015 Best Exhibition

City Life 2015 awards

We're delighted to have won Best Exhibition in the City Life 2015 awards for Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed
We would like to thank everyone who voted - The exhibition open until 17 April 2016

The Study


Big ideas. Singular collaborations. Strange and wonderful things. Exhibitions and events with some of the most interesting people we know. And somewhere that brings them all together. Explore life, the universe and everything at The Study, Manchester’s space for new thinking. Find out more  or visit The Study website.

Gifts for the Gods

Gift For The Gods

Find out more about our groundbreaking exhibition of over 60 animal mummies showing how modern science can help explain this ancient practice. Mummies of jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds are displayed alongside artefacts, art and never-seen-before archives documenting their history through the stories of the people who have investigated what lies within the wrappings. 

World artists call on climate negotiators

Lucy, 9, fronts global fight to save frog from extinction


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.