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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.

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 now

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



Nearly 80 years after she was first famous, people can once again admire Maude the Tigon, once the pride of Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo, in our Manchester Gallery.


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: Bees and Butterflies

Big Saturday: Bees and Butterflies, Sat 26 Sep, 11am-4pm. Come along to find out more about Manchester Museum’s Rooftop beehive, meet Curators, enjoy a behind the scenes tour, discover more about some of the bees and butterflies in the Museum’s collections, and find out about their important work in pollinating plants. Create butterfly or bee wings to wear as you explore the galleries. Behind the Scenes tour, 11am, sign up on the day, places limited, max 15 participants, ages 8 plus and parents/carers. Find out what else we have for Families.