On Gallery Resources
To get the most from your visit, we highly recommend booking a session. However, if you do decide to come on an self-programmed visit, or if you plan to spend time exploring the museum either before or after your session, the resources listed below will help you to structure your gallery time.
Please note: booking is essential for all visits.
Whether you opt for a taught session or self-programmed visit, it is essential that you have booked your group in with our Bookings Coordinator. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you do this well in advance. Unbooked groups may not be able to access all of the galleries.
Please feel free to download and use our Risk Assessment.
Museum top 10 trail
Please note that the spider crab has gone for a scuttle so you won’t find him on display in 2017-18.
Early Years and KS1 Resources
Our Explorer Sacks provide stories, poems, looking tools, toys and puppets to help you explore the animals and dinosaurs in Manchester Museum with younger children. Please book in advance to reserve them for your group.
- Egyptian Worlds: Exploring Egyptology beyond the Egyptian Worlds gallery | Animal Gods on the Galleries
- Dinosaur Detectives: I am not a dinosaur! | Rot or Not? | Comparing Creatures
- Maths in the Museum 1: Measuring in the Museum
- Maths in the Museum 2: Its about time
- Gallery Games: short activity ideas for use in any gallery
- Structures in the Museum: a design challenge using the whole museum
- Vivarium - Adaptations
- Nature's Library Gallery Selective Breeding
- Nature's Library Gallery Classification
- Fossils Gallery Timeline
- Living Worlds Tour
- Living Worlds Exploration
- Fossil Gallery - Past, Present and Future
- Critical Thinking on Manchester and Living Cultures Gallery
- Exploring Religion on Manchester and Living Cultures Gallery
- Character Building on Living Worlds
- Create a Tour on Living Worlds
- Exploring Themes on Living Worlds
- Fossil Gallery Mass Extinctions
- Mezzanine - Meteorites and the Solar System
- Rocks and Minerals Gallery
Art Cards allow students to produce large amounts of observational drawings direct from the Museum collection on gallery. They work directly with core GCSE requirements and skills and resources are fun, accessible and quick-paced.