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Plan your visit

The museum is free to everyone.

On 18 February 2023 we will be open 10am – 5pm.

Our normal museum opening times after 18 February are:

Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Monday:  closed to the public
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm

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 
  • Use buses 15, 41, 42, 43, 140-143, 147. 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 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 Higher Chatham St (UoM Car Park D). It is open Monday-Friday, 6am-midnight, and costs £3 for 3 hours, £5 for 3-6 hours, or £2 after 4pm until midnight. On Saturday and Sunday the car park is open 6am-midnight and costs £2 all day. 


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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Events and exhibitions

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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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