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Manchester Museum is closed for redevelopment.

We are currently undergoing an ambitious £15 million transformation, called hello future, and we will reopen to the public in February 2023. Keep an eye on our social media channels for behind-the-scenes content and regular updates:

You can also keep up with our collections and curatorial projects on our blogs

You can access the Collection Search from University campus and if you have VPN access. If not, we will try to provide collections information when it is urgently needed. Please contact a member of our curatorial team with your enquiry.  Selected data is also available either through Herbaria@Home or GBIF which may assist with your enquiry.

Our staff are working hard to deliver hello future, therefore, enquiries may take longer than usual to respond to (please allow at least 20 working days).  

We are working on a new Collections Search that will provide a substantially improved user experience and this will be available in time for the 2023/24 academic year. We’re also creating a new research studio and associated displays, and improved lecture and seminar spaces.   

Thanks for your patience during this time. 





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