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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

Romuald Hazoumè: Dance of the Butterflies

Romuald Hazoumè, "iClaoud" (from the installation Dance of the Butterflies) 2014, mixed media with cotton printed fabric, variable dimensions. Photo: Romuald Hazoumè, courtesy October Gallery, London.

Now open. Dance of the Butterflies is a stunning new art work by one of Africa’s foremost contemporary artists, Romuald Hazoumè. It features swarms of multicoloured ‘butterflies’ which take over the Museum’s Living Worlds gallery, interacting with the Museum’s own collections.

Making Monuments on Rapa Nui

moai with sunset c Adam Stanford

Making Monuments on Rapa Nui: 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. Opens 1 Apr 2015. Free entry


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.

SICK! Festival

SICK! Festival logo

We have various events as part of the SICK! Festival, the first festival in the UK dedicated to revealing and debating our most urgent physical, mental and social challenges. Innocent until proven guilty? on Mon 2 Mar, 7.30pm, Why be normal? on Tues 10 Mar, 7.30pm and Is there such a thing as a rational suicide? on Tues 17 Mar, 7.30pm

Manchester Museum wins Lever Prize 2015

Manchester Museum is the winner of The Lever Prize 2015

Manchester Museum, for the project Real Life Science, has won the prestigious Lever Prize 2015. Now in its ninth year the Lever Prize is judged by the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) in partnership with Arts & Business. Visit our News and Press page for more info.