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Young people age 18+

Here you’ll find events and ways to get involved so you can make the most out of your museum

Our shared cultural heritage

Our award winning Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) Manchester programme focuses on providing opportunities within the heritage sector for young people aged 18-25 from the South Asian diaspora and their peers.

The project explores how museums and heritage organisations can become more relevant, welcoming and engaging places to explore identity, connect with others and develop critical and creative projects by and for young people, especially those from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Through this initiative, we offer a range of activities and events at the museum exploring heritage, identity and belonging, from regular drop-in OSCH Collective socials and Radical Readers Group book discussions to South Asian Heritage Month celebrations and our OSCH Showcase event in September 2023.

Find out more: OSCH blog / OSCH Twitter / OSCH Instagram

Visits, resources and activities

OSCH Manchester Collective

Cost: Free

Monthly drop-ins on Wednesday early evenings for young people aged 18-25 who are interested in heritage, identity and belonging. A chance to meet and discuss issues that matter to you, work together to develop and lead on events for young people, and shape the direction of Manchester Museum.

To find out more and join the OSCH Manchester online broadcast channel, contact Dr Sadia Habib:


Radical Readers Group

Cost: Free

A book discussion group led by young people for young people. Each session will focus on a single title decided in advance, that explores issues that matter to you! Find out more on the OSCH social media accounts: OSCH Twitter / OSCH Instagram

Wednesday 15 March, 6-7.30pm

Wednesday 18 May, 6-7.30pm

Event info and sign up for March event.

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Upcoming 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 -31 Dec 2023
  • Location: Exhibition Hall, ground floor

Golden Mummies of Egypt

Dab Hands

The Dab Hands Collection was created in residence at Manchester Museum by artist Lucy Burscough and her collaborative partners

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 18 Feb 2023 -31 Jul 2023
  • Location: The Top Floor

Dab Hands

Meet the Keeper

Not many museums care for live animals, but our Vivarium has for over 30 years! Meet the Keeper is an opportunity to chat with our amphibian specialists and learn more about the vital conservation, research, and education work of our live animals. Drop in to the Vivarium between 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tuesday – Friday during term time.

  • Tickets: Free, drop in event
  • Date: 20 Feb 2023 -29 Dec 2023
  • Location: Vivarium, Floor 2, Manchester Museum

Meet the Keeper

Iftar at the museum

In the spirit of the month of Ramadan, the month of hospitality and sharing, come along to the museum on 29 March at 6pm for an evening of food, friendship and dialogue across faiths and cultures. Observe or participate in the Muslim prayer and taste traditional food with the breaking of fast.

  • Tickets: Free tickets - please book
  • Date: 29 Mar 2023
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Iftar at the museum

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