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Our regular programme of museum workshops for primary schools won’t be available during our exciting redevelopment, but there is still loads on offer.

hello future is a major project to develop and transform the museum to bring more wonder and inspiration from around the world to visitors. Stay in touch and sign up to our Early Years and Primary e-newsletter to be the first to find out what’s happening and to hear about opportunities for your class.


Self-led visit

A self-led visit means you can get creative and plan to meet your particular pupils’ learning needs. It’s free of charge, and we’ll be here every step of your planning process to make things easier. We do not currently have any lunch or cloakroom facilities.

You can check our FAQs for the latest information on gallery openings and closures and the availability of lunch and coat storage.

Please remember to book your self-led visit in advance so we can ensure your visit runs smoothly.


Ideas and Inspiration

We’ve some suggestions for the types of activities and that we have found work well for popular primary school topics:


Inflatable Museum

Our Inflatable Museum is an immersive learning environment designed to bring the wonder and curiosity of Manchester Museum – particularly the Egyptology collection – to school halls across Greater Manchester. Find out more here.


Need more help?

Our Primary Learning Coordinator is available to support your planning. Drop Amy an email or call on 0161 275 7357 with any questions. We are also happy to meet you at the museum to plan your visit.