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Students

Our programme of workshops, activities, Student Socials, Museum Lates events and talks are aimed at students in higher education and offer opportunities to socialise, explore the museum and participate in creative and curious activities.

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Facilities

Café and coffee bar

The café on the ground floor can be accessed through the Main Hall or from Oxford Road. It serves delicious vegetarian food and drink all day so you can work, chat or have some quality alone time in comfort.  There is also a coffee bar in the Main Hall and a picnic area with plenty of seating.

The Top Floor

This is a space for people to come together to learn, share ideas, build communities and make plans. You’ll meet education groups, charities, artists, writers, social enterprises, staff and students working collaboratively with a shared commitment to environmental and social justice. It is usually open to visitors 2-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Collaborative spaces

There are spaces throughout the museum to gather and connect. At the heart of the South Asia Gallery, floor 1, is a room for small-scale performances, filmic experiences and participatory activities. In the Chinese Culture Gallery, floor 1, beneath a night-sky constellation, is a space for people to meet for conversations and performances. The museum is also a unique, inspiring place to hold an event and you can find out more here.

Student Events

Golden Mummies of Egypt

This stunning exhibition offers unparalleled access to our world-class Egypt and Sudan collections.

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 18 Feb 2023 -14 Apr 2024
  • Location: Exhibition Hall, ground floor

Golden Mummies of Egypt

Pride Tours

Join us for our regular Pride Tours of Manchester Museum – our Visitor Team will take you on a journey through the museum, bringing new voices to the collections.

  • Tickets: Free, drop-in event
  • Date: 26 Nov 2023 -25 Aug 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Pride Tours

Climate Café

The aim is to get more people talking about climate change, providing a welcoming and supportive space to share our feelings. Everyone is invited to participate, whether you are involved in climate action or not.

  • Tickets: £5
  • Date: 6 Dec 2023 -3 Apr 2024
  • Location: Museum Café, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Climate Café

Saturday Club – Society and Change

Are you aged 13-16? Are you interested in creatively exploring how we can work together towards a fairer and more sustainable future? 

  • Date: 6 Jan 2024 -6 Jul 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Saturday Club – Society and Change

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