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Our Collection

View of the Domination case in Living Worlds displaying a tiger and antelopes

Collections at The Manchester Museum


One of the sarcophagi in the Ancient Egypt gallery

Manchester Museum is home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. The collection includes objects from prehistoric Egypt (c. 10,000 BC) to the Byzantine era, up to around AD 600. Our three Ancient Worlds galleries highlight our collections from Manchester and the region, and from ancient civilizations such as Greece, Rome and Egypt.

Live Animals

Endangered Monkey Frog from the Amazon, Ecuador Come and meet the live frogs, other amphibians and reptiles in our award winning Vivarium.

The Study

Opening on 11 September, The Study is a reworking of the entire top floor of our 1885 building and features an expanded collections study centre, gallery, research space (filled with tools, resources and curious objects taken from our collection), an aquaponics installation, new work from Manchester Craft Mafia and much more. It’s a space for everyone and is designed to spark wonder, curiosity and a passion for research in all our visitors. Find out more.