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What's On

Manchester Museum is delighted to reopen from Wednesday 19 May and looks forward to welcoming you back!

Explore 3 floors of displays and exhibitions, including objects from all over the world. There are so many fascinating things to discover - from Stan the T.rex to the Vivarium, and newly bred Harlequin frogs.

Visit the new exhibition We Are Nature - 19 May to 31 August 2021. How does nature make you feel? Discover Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence, two new artistic responses to the beauty, complexity and decline of wildlife, now on display at Manchester Museum.  Both Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence ask us to pause and think about our relationships with the natural world: the times when we find joy and beauty in the life around us, or the times when we feel sad and angry at the threats to wildlife. Both pieces suggest that the way forward is together, and that collectively we can work to make a difference.

Check in with the Insect Hotel, an installation by artist in residence Kate Eggleston-Wirtz, and discover the important role that insects play within our world. The Insect Hotel is on display in the Museum Shop, where you will also find a fantastic range of unique gifts and books inspired by the museum’s collection - with many fair trade and sustainable gifts, there is something for all ages, tastes and budgets with every purchase supporting the museum.

If all of that has given you an appetite, Manchester Museum’s much-loved Café Muse will be open with a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks to take away.

The museum’s digital offer continues on with a whole range of events and resources. Join the big celebration of the wildlife near you, with the 21st Century Wildlife Collecting programme, a series of special events and activities to inspire you to get out in nature and boost your wellbeing. Take part in the Community Festival, packed with fun family-friendly interactive activities, or keep dancing with the age-friendly Let's Dance programme for museum movers of all abilities. Continue to connect with the museum’s ancient Egyptian collections with Curator Dr Campbell Price’s regular Egyptology LIVE broadcasts. 

Everything can be found here in our Events Calendar – What’s on today, tomorrow and in the future. At Manchester Museum and across The University of Manchester of which we are a proud part.