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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 on the ground floor.


International Language Tours

Continuing our programme of outreach to the museum’s international and foreign language speaking visitors, we are pleased to offer free tours in

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Mandarin Chinese.

The tours will encompass all of our galleries and highlight some of the most outstanding objects in our varied collections.

Please book your place via our Eventbrite page and join us on the day.


Vivarium Tours

12pm, 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 please 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

School groups should please visit our Learn pages for information and booking.