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Wild

Will going ‘wild’ help us to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis?

Wild will challenge the way we think about nature, taking you to Wild Places across the world to hear a diverse range of voices, from Aboriginal elders to researchers and community activists. Find out how they’re shaping their environments and looking to wild for a more positive future.

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The exhibition is free, with a recommended donation of £5.

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Last admissions are 30 minutes before the museum closes.

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Alongside our exhibition, we have an exciting Wild Events programme.

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An exhibition for everyone

Wild is an exhibition for everyone.

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About the exhibition

Find out more about Wild and what to expect when you visit our new exhibition.

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Wild

How far will you go?

Will going ‘wild’ help us to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis?

Wild explores our relationship with the natural world and looks at how people across the globe are creating, rebuilding and repairing connections with nature.

What fuels our fear of dangers that lurk in the wild? Can ‘wildness’ flourish within a city’s concrete jungle? How do we care for things we can’t see?

Wild will challenge the way we think about nature, taking you to Wild Places across the world to hear a diverse range of voices, from Aboriginal elders to researchers and community activists. Find out how they’re shaping their environments and looking to wild for a more positive future.

Featuring an immersive installation, audio, film and interactive elements, alongside natural history collections and artworks, the exhibition prompts you to notice the biodiversity and heritage of the featured environments while questioning our relationship with the natural world.

Wild also explores how the natural world has traditionally been presented and idealised through Western art, from pastoral scenes to epic landscapes, and representations in popular culture, from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows to CBeebies’ Octonauts.

Wild places

Manchester

Knepp Rewilding Project, West Sussex

Lamlash Bay, Arran, North Ayrshire

Noongar Nowanup Boodja, Western Australia

Yellowstone National Park, USA

An exhibition for everyone

Accessibility for Wild

Exhibition text

The complete text from the exhibition is available for visitors to use while in the exhibition space, in both large print and OpenDyslexic font.

Tactile elements

Wild includes several elements that are accessible by touch.

Wheelchair friendly

Wheelchair accessibility is at the heart of the exhibition’s design. Beyond access to all spaces, this also includes the placement of all text and labels.

A sensory journey

In order to help you plan for your visit. Find out what to expect before you arrive.

Accessibility at the museum

We’ve listened to advocates with lived experience and inclusive features can be found across the building. Find out more:

Accessibility at Manchester Museum

Wild events

You can find information on all our exhibitions and events here.

Wild Talks

  • Tickets: Free, book tickets.
  • Date: 8 Jun 2024 -26 Apr 2025
  • Location: Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road.

Wild Talks

Wondrous & WILD

  • Tickets: Free, drop in.
  • Date: 30 Jul 2024 -30 Aug 2024
  • Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Wondrous & WILD

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