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Young people & students

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, curious about the museum, or just want something different to do, Manchester Museum has plenty to offer.

A museum made for young people and students

Are you interested local and global issues? Do you want to have your voice heard? Do you want to meet other people with similar interests? Are you interested in your own health and wellbeing, as well as that of the planet? From drop-in socials, reading groups, Museum Lates events, and film nights, to more formal talks, discussions, and learning, we’ve got something for you.

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Events for Students

Nigerian Gospel Singing Ensemble

Kickstart your evening with an acapella arrangement of diverse Nigerian gospel tunes in English, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba, and Igbo with students from the Music Department at the University of Manchester. This performance promises to awaken your senses of spirituality, sociability and community bonding.

  • Tickets: Free, drop-in event
  • Date: 7 Jun 2023
  • Location: Living Worlds, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Nigerian Gospel Singing Ensemble

South Asia Film Club

The South Asia Gallery is all about storytelling, promoting alternative perspectives and hidden or unusual narratives. Over South Asian Heritage Month we will showcase thought-provoking films to celebrate and share South Asia film and cinema.

  • Tickets: Free, book tickets
  • Date: 26 Jul 2023 -9 Aug 2023
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

South Asia Film Club


We work closely with young people and students to understand what really matters to them and provide them with space and support to develop their work and thinking. 

Facilities for you

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.

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