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Important Update: 20 July 2020

Manchester Museum is currently closed

Manchester Museum is currently closed but we hope to reopen again in September. Please check our website or social media platforms (@McrMuseum on twitter) for the most recent updates about reopening.

Important update about our plans for school visits and programmes:

Self-led school visits to the Museum: We are hoping to be able to offer self-led school visits to Manchester Museum again after Autumn Half term.

Secondary / Post-16 Workshops and sessions at the Museum: We anticipate that our secondary / Post-16 taught sessions and workshops will be up and running again from January 2021.

Inflatable Museum: We are planning to offer Inflatable Museum workshops again from January 2021.

Please note: Due to the current situation and the speed at which circumstances have been changing, we will only be making provisional bookings in the first instance. All provisional bookings will be reviewed and we would confirm your booking nearer the time. 


Manchester Museum has begun an exciting period of change

hello future is a major project to develop and transform the museum to bring more wonder and inspiration from around the world to visitors.

During the work you can still visit our beautiful natural history galleries to see the live animals in the Vivarium, the dinosaurs in the Fossils gallery, and thousands of animals and plants from around the world in Nature’s Library, Living Worlds and our under 5s space, Nature Discovery.

Until the work is completed in 2021, some of our galleries - Money, Ancient Worlds, and Living Cultures – have been temporarily closed, and some of our programmes and facilities for schools have been affected. Find out what this means for your students below and in our FAQ section.

There are still plenty of opportunities for schools to work with us and to help us test new ideas and programmes during our part-closure. Please sign-up to the Secondary and Post-16 or the Early Years and Primary e-newsletters to be the first to find out.