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

Golden Mummies of Egypt

This stunning exhibition offers unparalleled access to our world-class Egypt and Sudan collections.

  • Tickets: Free
  • Date: 18 Feb 2023 -14 Apr 2024
  • Location: Exhibition Hall, ground floor

Golden Mummies of Egypt

Carbon Ruins

  • Tickets: Free, no booking required
  • Date: 18 Jul 2023 -31 Dec 2023
  • Location: Research Gallery, Floor 2, Manchester Museum

Carbon Ruins

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