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On Gallery Resources

We hope that the resources listed below will help you to structure your self-led visit.

Please note: booking is essential for all visits. This helps us ensure that you can see and do everything you need to when you come to us.  To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book well in advance. Unbooked groups may not be able to access all of the galleries.

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. Download the trail here

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.

KS2 Resources

Gallery-Specific Resources

Themed Resources


KS3 Resources


KS3/4 Resources



KS4 Resources


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.