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Events and exhibitions

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*Exhibitions*

Exhibitions and displays explore the richness of our world and our past, present and future.

Wild

Our bold new exhibition, opening on 5 June 2024, looks at how we can go 'wild' to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.

  • Tickets: Free, booking required
  • Date: 5 Jun 2024 -1 Jun 2025
  • Location: Exhibition Hall, ground floor

Wild

A Sense of Flora

  • Tickets: Free, drop in.
  • Date: 3 Aug 2024
  • Location: The Top Floor, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

A Sense of Flora

*May highlights*

Africa Day at the Museum

  • Tickets: Free, drop in
  • Date: 25 May 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Africa Day at the Museum

*Spring / Summer 2024*

Saturday Club – Society and Change

Are you aged 13-16? Are you interested in creatively exploring how we can work together towards a fairer and more sustainable future? 

  • Date: 6 Jan 2024 -6 Jul 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Saturday Club – Society and Change

Wild in the museum tours

  • Tickets: Free, no booking necessary.
  • Date: 14 May 2024 -31 Aug 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Wild in the museum tours

Highlights Tours

Join one of our Visitor Team who will share a selection of the museum's stories that have captured the imagination of staff and visitors for over 100 years.

  • Tickets: Free, no booking required.
  • Date: 15 May 2024 -31 Dec 2023
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Highlights Tours

Africa Night at the Museum

  • Tickets: Free, booking required
  • Date: 22 May 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Africa Night at the Museum

Introductory Taichi Qigong Sessions

Enjoy the benefits of relaxed, free-flowing movement during our introductory Taichi Qigong sessions aimed at people aged 50+.

  • Tickets: Free, booking required
  • Date: 24 May 2024 -7 Jun 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Introductory Taichi Qigong Sessions

Vesak at the Museum

  • Tickets: Free, booking required
  • Date: 24 May 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Vesak at the Museum

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