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The Manchester Museum

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Neighbourhood: Chorlton
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Address: Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
Phone Number: +44 161 275 2648
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural...

The Manchester Museum is home to an array of treasures from the natural world and the many cultures it is home to. Highlights include a T.rex and fossils of other pre-historic creatures, ancient Egyptian artefacts and live amphibians and reptiles. You can handle objects from the collection, take part in hands-on activities or enjoy a glass of wine of cup of coffee whilst exploring the latest ideas in science, culture and the arts.

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Enjoyed our trip to the museum, so much to see and do. Amazing exhibits so much to see and do. A lovely cafe serving a wide range of good. Great day out for all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hanley, United Kingdom
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Hanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our trip to the museum, so much to see and do. Amazing exhibits so much to see and do. A lovely cafe serving a wide range of good. Great day out for all ages.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum recently and were amazed by what we discovered... I last visited here several years ago and this time stumbled across it again whilst walking down Oxford Road... The museum is free and open from 10am to 5pm daily... for parents with kids looking for a day out (especially if raining) this place is well worth a... More 

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Thank Phil07Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really liked to spend time their. Also a great spot for a "family day" Its interesting for old and young

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Thank Andy L
manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem the manchester museum is from extinct dinosaur's and the famous dodo too mummy's and the giant spider crab this place has it all great to take children in school holidays and when the weather is bad 5 mins from the city centre by bus a must place to visit if your in manchester

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a great museum for an afternoon of wandering. Only complaint the exhibits on the ground floor are poorly labelled with a wall plaque with silhouette of what is in the case with numbers on them the information key writing is too small and the area has to be dimly lit! You have to keep going up and down spending... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as two families with four children between 6 and 11. They all had a brilliant time, with more to do and see than we really had time for. There were so many facts and artefacts to take in that we had to focus on some of them. But it was great that there was a really positive... More 

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Thank nimbledolphin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another exciting museum to visit . I have been here several times with friends and families, entrance is also free , although donations are welcomed. Lots of mummies, very friendly staff . The last time I went there was June and a lot of works were being done .

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Thank Tacoos
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband go to the museum,It was one of the best museum in the city! It is convenient for everyone and the visit is free of charge.

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Thank gavinchi2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to do in this museum the kids loved it especially the mini aquarium and insect exhibits at the top floor

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small enough to not take up your whole day and bore the youngen's, big enough to be filled with wonder. Had a blast in the museum, don't bother leaving bad reviews, only on places that have a really positive effect on the people I take. My nephew fell in love with the dinosaur exhibits and the easy to read nature... More 

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