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Join one of our organised tours for a closer look at our collection

Visitor Team Tours

2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week

Join one of our Visitor Team Assistants for an insightful view into our history and collections and learn more about some of the fascinating objects on display at the Museum. These tours are designed for people of all ages, interests and abilities and themes will change regularly. 

Suitable for all ages, free, drop-in (no need to book),

Meet at the reception desk (Floor G) 


International Language Tours

Continuing our programme of outreach to the museum’s international and foreign language speaking visitors, we are pleased to offer a series of free tours aimed at native speakers and students of Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese.
The tours will encompass all of our galleries and highlight some of the most outstanding objects in our varied collections.
If you are interested in a Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin tour to learn more about our museum, its history, and the collections it houses, please feel free to book your place via our Eventbrite page and join us on the day.


Vivarium Tours

12noon, Thursdays

Join one of our Vivarium Assistants for an introduction to one of our most popular and distinctive galleries. 

Adults only, free, booking is essential. Please book via eventbrite

Tours do not run during school holidays.

To book call: 0161 275 2648


Organised Group Visits

We offer all visiting groups a ‘Group Welcome’.

This brief induction will help you orientate yourselves around the museum and make the very most of your visit. 

It is essential all groups book in via our Group Visit Enquiry form 
Free, booking is essential