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Exhibitions and events

Pre-booking tickets is recommended to guarantee entry to events and exhibitions.

Museum Celebrates...

Museum Celebrates showcases the incredible diversity of our city with festivals, carnivals and religious celebrations.

British Science Week

Pupils will have the opportunity to talk to researchers, see live science experiments and learn about careers in science.

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 14 Mar 2023 -15 Mar 2023
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

British Science Week

Museum Hopes...

Join us on our journey as we work towards a more sustainable world with social justice at its heart.

Climate Cafe

Climate Café aims to get more people talking about climate change and provide a welcoming and supportive space to share our feelings.

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 1 Mar 2023 -1 Mar 2023
  • Location: Museum Cafe, Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RN

Climate Cafe

Museum Makes...

Museum Makes means getting hands on. We host writing workshops, dance classes, arts and crafts activities and more.

Dab Hands

Become a Dab Hand at crochet - learn to make a granny square, the building blocks of funky blankets and clothes.

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 10 May 2023 -10 May 2023
  • Location: . The Top Floor at Manchester Museum

Dab Hands

Museum Plays...

Sometimes, we just want to play! Museum Plays brings you loads of opportunities to get stuck in and have fun with objects.

Play on: paper crafts

Celebrate our reopening by creating a frame to capture your visit! Artist Kate Eggleston-Wirtz will help you to create a frame with a picture to go inside that is inspired by your visit.

  • Tickets: Free drop-in event
  • Date: 20 Feb 2023 -24 Feb 2023
  • Location: The Top Floor, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Play on: paper crafts

The Big Weekender: Earth Day

Bring the family for the Big Weekender, which includes hands-on activities to help inspire a deeper appreciation for our planet and the important of caring for it.

  • Tickets: Free, drop in event
  • Date: 22 Apr 2023 -23 Apr 2023
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

The Big Weekender: Earth Day