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Plan your visit

The museum is free to everyone. We recommend booking tickets in advance for special exhibitions and events.


Opening hours

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before the Museum is due to close.

We are closed to the public on Mondays (including Bank Holidays).


Getting here

Public transport 

The museum is on a major bus route and close to tram and train stations. 

  • Approximately 14-minute walk from Oxford Road train station 
  • Approximately 17-minute walk from St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop 
  • Approximately 21-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station 
  • There are frequent bus services, travelling towards, away from and across the city centre, including: 15, 18, 41, 42, 42A, 42B, 43, 53, 111, 142, 143, 147, 191, 197, V1, V2. Ask for the bus stop nearest to Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

The museum is on the Oxford Road Cycleway, which features ‘Dutch-style’ cycle lanes. There are stands provided across the University of Manchester campus to which bicycles may be secured.

For University of Manchester staff and postgraduate students, there is a cycle hub for parking your bike securely on Bridgeford Street, next to the museum. 


There are six car parks on campus with a mixture of permit and public parking. Find the details here.

The nearest car park is UoM Car Park D, Booth Street West (access via Higher Cambridge Street).  This is available to the public as well as staff and students.  Postcode: M15 6FH

The Aquatics Centre car park is also close to the museum.

For groups arriving via bus or coach, there is a bay for buses and coaches outside the Museum on Oxford Road. Buses and coaches can pass through the bus gate on Oxford Road, providing that the vehicle has at least nine seats, excluding the driver.


Please be aware that there are bus gates on Oxford Road. This means that parts of the road are only open to buses, black cabs and pedal cycles from 6am to 9pm every day. If you enter a bus lane or use a bus gate, you may get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Find more travel information here


Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL 

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Museum map

Open a map of the museum to find facilities and exhibits when you are on your trip. The button below links to an image version for easy use on mobile phones. A PDF version can be found here: download museum map PDF

Open map - mobile version

Events and exhibitions

Tickets guarantee entry

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Space for everyone

Inclusive facilities can be found across the museum.

What’s nearby?

Many of Manchester’s iconic music venues, auditoriums and exhibition spaces are close to the museum. There’s also a thriving nightlife and an abundance of cafés, restaurants and bars.  Nestled between the beautiful architecture and landmarks are historic parks and contemporary green spaces. Hyatt Hotels Manchester is conveniently placed right next to the museum if you need an overnight stay and it has spectacular views over the city.

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Contact us

If you need more information, please call us on 0161 275 2648 

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