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Welcome and booking

Booking a free timed ticket in advance of your visit is essential, this reduces use of our welcome area and ensures social distancing measures can be maintained.

You can book your ticket online here or call us on 0161 275 2648 (our phone lines will open for bookings at 11am until 3:30pm from Monday 14th September)

If you have not pre-booked a ticket, queues will be likely on arrival and entrance cannot be guaranteed due to our reduced visitor capacity.

Please arrive within your selected time slot, this will help us manage the number of people accessing our welcome area and enable social distancing. Your timed ticket is for entrance only. Once you have arrived, you are welcome to stay as long as you want. The museum closes at 4pm.

Up to 6 people you live with or in a support bubble can visit together under local government guidelines.

The Museum is open 11am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday

Last entry is 3:30pm and we close at 4pm.

All areas of the museum and shop can be accessed step free.