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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.

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

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.

Christmas opening times & Parking

Stan, the Museum's T.rex

The Museum will be closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan but open 10am-5pm every other day over the festive season. Booth Street West Car Park will be closed Wed 24 Dec, midnight-Mon 5 Jan, 6am. Please use Aquatics Centre Car Park (Booth Street East). Access to the disabled parking bays on Bridgeford Street will be accessible as normal via Booth Street West entrance.

Talking Statues

Stan, the Museum's T.rex

We are very excited to announce that Stan the T.rex can now speak! He's had a helping hand from popular broadcaster Mark Radcliffe and Talking Statues. Stan would love you to come and listen to him when you visit the Museum. Talking Statues is a project run by Sing London, who have teamed up with Audible.co.uk to find voices for statues across London and Manchester, including Stan the T.rex. See our Talking Statues page section or the Talking Statues website to find out more.


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.

Child exploring Nature Discovery c Joe Gardner

Events and activities for families

Make Paper cut Christmas cards and New Years calendars inspired by the Museum's collections. Sat 20 & Sun 21 Dec, Sat 27-Tues 30 Dec & Sat 3-Sun 4 Jan, 11am-4pm. Find out what else we have for Families


A special screening of HOME

On Thurs 22 Jan, 6-9pm, we have A Bigger Picture Film Festival event - screening & discussion by Manchester Film Co-op of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's award-winning feature documentary watched by >600 million people worldwide since 2006, HOME