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A view of the entrance to The Manchester Museum from a high vantage point across the courtyard

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Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Tel: 0161 275 2648
Email: museum@manchester.ac.uk

Museum opening times:
Daily: 10am-5pm
24-26 Dec, 1 Jan: closed
Free entry

Collections Study Centre, object identification and other services

A woman looking at a butterfly in the Museum's Collections Study Centre

Our Collections Study Centre is open to everyone wanting to carry out research - including students, artists, budding archaeologists, naturalists and anthropologists. We also provide a free Identification Service in the areas covered by our collections. So whether it's a coin, an unusual rock, bring it to the Museum and leave it for our specialists to identify. See our Services section for details of other services we offer.

Venue Hire

Dining on the Pre-historic Life gallery

Want a venue with a difference? The Manchester Museum offers a range of entertainment packages from boardroom style conference facilities to receptions on the galleries and weddings. See Venue Hire for details.

Research and Study

The Museum is part of The University of Manchester. Visit our Research and Study page to find out how Museum collections and staff support research and student teaching. Contact a member of Manchester Museum staff if you want to explore a particular part of the collection, talk to an expert, or to study our activities


Kids in Museums logo

We Love Kids in Museums so we're very happy that we were a joint winner of the Clore Award for Museum Learning 2012 and were longlisted for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012. We were also shortlisted for the Lever Prize 2014, the Museums + Heritage Innovations Award 2013, the Design Week Awards 2012 in the Exhibition Design category and for the Museums + Heritage Permanent Exhibition award 2012. Visit our Awards page to find out more