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The collection, which now numbers 76,000 items, is particularly rich in Greek and Roman coins, and there are extensive series from mainland Europe, India and the Far East.


Our Money Gallery will be closing from Monday 23 July

Manchester Museum is undergoing a £13million transformation, hello future, working to become the most inclusive, caring and imaginative museum in the world. To enable this to happen some of our galleries will be closing and from Autumn 2018 we will be partially open.

In this space we will be creating Dr Lee Kai Hung's Chinese Culture Gallery which will explore and promote understanding between cultures, the rich cultural heritage and stories of Chinese communities in the region and the links between Manchester and China.

Working closely with The University of Manchester's Manchester-China institute and local communities, it will include rarely seen collections, powerful personal narratives and international research. There will be space for gathering and performance and it will act as a community hub.

Over the next three years, we will be building a new two-storey extension, creating new galleries, a new entrance and shop.

Whilst the collections are unaffected some of our galleries will be closed including this one, for more information please visit our hello future page