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Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites

The three rooms of Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites show some of the finest examples of past life, crystals and space rocks in the country.

Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites

Manchester Museum is closed to the public until February 2023 as we transform into a more inclusive, imaginative and caring museum.

The stars of the Fossils gallery include Stan the T. rex, a giant Plesiosaur and a massive fossil tree. The gallery takes you on a tour of life on Earth over the last 600 million years, from the earliest evidence of bacteria to swamp forests and enormous sea reptiles.

 Stunning rocks and crystals in the Minerals gallery give a glimpse of the treasures found in the Earth. The Meteorite display includes pieces of meteorite from Mars and the Moon which you can actually touch.