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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: the artist, courtesy October Gallery, London.

Opens 14 Feb 2015. 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 will take over the Museum’s Living Worlds gallery, interacting with the Museum’s own collections.

Siberia: At the Edge of the World

Siberian Brown Bear c Paul Cliff

Until 1 Mar 2015, Floor G. Siberia: At the Edge of the World. Its people, culture & nature, from mammoths to modernity.

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.


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.

Museum Meets

Course: Manchester Museum sings

Fancy an afternoon of singing songs from around the world inspired by Manchester Museum's collections? Join Caroline Bithell, ethnomusicologist from The University of Manchester and member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network on Sun 1 Feb, 2-4.30pm

Fall in love again: the Whitworth’s opening weekend

the Whitworth

It’s official: the Whitworth reopens on 14 February 2015. To celebrate the gallery’s development – alongside ten opening exhibitions and the remarkable achievements of MUMA (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects) – the Whitworth have put together a Valentine weekend’s worth of art, music, talks, walks, performance and more.