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A group of people coming into The Manchester Museum

Opening Times

People walking towards The Manchester Museum

Daily: 10am-5pm
Closed: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan

Free entry

Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

You can find a limited number of lockers in Reception

Nature Discovery

Child playing in Nature Discovery c Joe Gardner

Once upon a time…there was an enchanted world full of trees and meadows with creatures up on high and deep inside the undergrowth. Our newly renovated Nature Discovery gallery for under 5s and their families is now open

The Vivarium

c Chris Mattison

Come and meet our frogs and reptiles in our Vivarium

Gallery closures and redevelopments

Find out about any gallery closures before your visit.


A T.rex necklace, part of the shop's Tatty Devine Jewellery collection Visit our shop where you anything buy from African tribal charms to Roman swords, Egyptian papyri to fossils. We also stock a wide range of publications, including many written by our own staff.

Food and drink

Take a look at the food and drink section to find out about our cafe and indoor picnic area.


Explore the Museum's 15 Galleries to see objects from the four corners of the world and almost every period in history.


Find out more about the museum activities you can take part in. If you're a teacher bringing a school group along please visit our Learning section.