Gallery closures and redevelopments
Our exciting building project hello future is starting and part of our museum will be closing. During this time, our new entrance is through our Fossils Gallery.
For the duration of this development the following galleries will be closed
Our Minerals and Meteorite gallery remain open although they are also affected with many objects removed from display
Please note that galleries may occasionally have to close at short notice
Coupland Street partial closure
Coupland Street will be closed between the temporary Manchester Museum entrance and the Rutherford Building entrance from week commencing 7 October 2019 until October 2020, for Health and Safety reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience during this period.
During this time Manchester Museum’s exciting £13.5 million transformation hello future will be underway, working towards becoming more inclusive, imaginative and relevant to the diverse communities we serve. hello future will create a new Exhibition Hall, South Asia Gallery, Chinese Culture Gallery, the world’s first Centre for Age Friendly Culture, and a new entrance with visitor facilities that focus on inclusive accessible design.
We are open during our transformation and look forward to welcoming you to a bigger and more wondrous Manchester Museum in 2021. Until then, we are working with local communities and businesses to take the collection out on the road. Keep an eye out for objects as they pop up in all sorts of spaces and places.
For more information, check out our hello future blog
Temporary gallery closures
On 21 May Manchester Museum will be closed from 4pm due to events
We’ll be closing off the following galleries on the following dates for our See, Make and Do autism-friendly early opening activities.
They will be open from 11.30am
- Saturday 13 June - Fossils
- Saturday 11 July – Living Worlds
- Saturday 8 August – Nature’s Library
- Saturday 12 September - Fossils
- Saturday 10 October – Living Worlds
- Saturday 14 November – Nature’s Library
- Saturday 12 December - Fossils