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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

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

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.
Romuald is to “release” the fabric butterflies from six of his compositions on election day to encourage political engagement


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.

Making Colossal Statues in Ancient Egypt

Family at Manchester Museum

Like the Rapa Nui, the ancient Egyptians are well-known for creating impressive, over-lifesize stone statues. This talk explores the means of quarrying, transport and activation of colossi in ancient Egypt, and asks why we find such monuments so appealing.


Early Opening and Big Sat: Dig It

Are you and your young children up with the Larks and excited to get out and exploring? Then why not come along to the Living Worlds and Nature Discovery galleries for our Early Opening for Early Birds on Sat 25 Jul, 9-10am. You can then stay for Big Saturday: Dig It, Sat 27 Jul, 11am-4pm. Find out what else we have for Families