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Autumn at the museum

Join us this autumn at Manchester Museum for a season of new beginnings and celebrations.

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Autumn at the museum

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Everyone belongs at Manchester Museum and entry is free.


*Gallery Closures*

The Fossils and Dinosaurs galleries will be closed from 3pm on Saturday 14 October. Stan will be hosting weddings!

All other parts of the museum remain open, and you will receive a warm welcome as always.

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Return of cultural heritage to the Anindilyakwa People of Groote Eylandt

On 5 September 2023, a delegation from the Aboriginal Anindilyakwa community of Groote Eylandt joined us at Manchester Museum for the formal return of 174 cultural heritage items.

Find out more about the return of cultural heritage to the Anindilyakwa People

Golden Mummies of Egypt

This free exhibition offers unparalleled access to our Egypt and Sudan collections.

Find out more and book free tickets to Golden Mummies


Our learning programmes ask big questions to spark your imagination.

Find out more about our learning programme

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The museum is a charity. Every donation or purchase supports us and our mission.

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We care for over 4.5 million objects from human cultures and natural sciences.

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Making the museum

The museum is over 130 years old and has recently been transformed.

Read about the museum and its history