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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.

Manchester Museum Celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund Success


Great news! We've been awarded £406,400 from Heritage Lottery Fund for our Courtyard Project thanks to money raised by National Lottery players!

Carbon Literacy

After The Bees

image of bee leg under microscope

‘If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.’ Responding to these unsettling words attributed to Albert Einstein, our latest exhibition  After the Bees, presents a series of artworks exploring a poignant narrative of loss.

Extinction or Survival?

image of a dodo

While species extinctions have happened since life first evolved, we are at a point in the Earth’s history where humans are present to document these changes, and to realize our own involvement in the unfolding story.


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.