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We would love to visit your primary school while the museum gets ready to reopen in February 2023.

Our Pop-Up Museum recreates an ancient Egyptian ‘Healing Chapel’ in your school hall. The workshop uses real artefacts, an interactive trail and more to compare how the ancient Egyptians kept well with how we look after ourselves today. This workshop is a great way to build on an ancient civilisations topic whilst supporting class discussions about wellbeing.

Our Inflatable Museum is an immersive learning environment designed to bring the wonder and curiosity of Manchester Museum to your school. Through handling real ancient artefacts, children assume the role of Egyptologists and Curators to create their own Museum of Egyptology.

Please sign up to our Primary e-newsletter  to be the first to hear about new workshops and special discounts.

We are currently taking bookings up to July 2023.


For teachers

Primary Teachers and Teaching Assistants are invited to join Manchester Museum’s artist in residence, Lucy Burscough, for an inspiring cross-curricular workshop, ‘Dab Hands: Embroidering the Museum’, in June 2022.

Classroom resources

We have a collection of online resources based on museum collections, from Dinosaurs and Jurassic Beasts to Ancient Egypt and Outdoor Explorers. We hope you find them inspiring!

What’s next?

While we’re closed, the Learning Team are busy exploring new ways of helping children and teachers use the museum’s incredible collection of over 4 million objects and our amazing new galleries

To get a flavour of what we’ve been doing, have a read about Indigenous Gardening, Shabtis in Schools, Scouts and Guides Badges, Holiday Programmes, our forthcoming Wild exhibition and more over on the Manchester Museum hello future blog.

From September 2022, we will be looking for schools to help us test new resources and activities ready for our reopening in February 2023. Please sign up to our Primary e-newsletter to be the first to hear about these opportunities.