Whether you’re looking for inspiration, curious about the museum, or just want something different to do, Manchester Museum has plenty to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As one of the UK’s largest university museums, we care for over 4.5 million objects, with an internationally-important collection spanning from Archaeology to Zoology, and nearly everything in between. We work with communities, support university students and schools in Manchester and beyond and we are a free, inclusive museum for all. But we need your help. Every object we care for, exhibition, school visit and community event comes at a cost, and you can help make the museum as ambitious and impactful as possible.