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Home educators

We want to support educators to make the very most of a museum visit.

Visits, resources and activities

Self-led visits

Cost: Free

The museum is free to visit and you are very welcome to bring your family or group any day (Tuesday to Sunday). If you’re visiting with more than 6 children, please just let us know you’re coming for a learning visit by completing a Group Booking enquiry.


Saturday Club

Cost: Free

Our Museum Saturday Club offers engaging activities in the museum for 13-16 year olds. Find out more here:

Family Volunteering at Manchester Museum

Coming soon

We will be launching our new Family Volunteering programme in the autumn. Please sign up to our Home Educators’ e-news for updates and further information about this programme.

Some handy hints

During term time, Manchester Museum gets quite busy between 10.30am and 2pm, and also during school holidays. You may find it more comfortable to visit outside of these times

Check What’s On for other activities you may want to attend as individuals/families.

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