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The Manchester Museum

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As Never been to Manchester, thought I’d have a look around, I was staying at the Quays, and I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Excellent Afternoon

We decided to go mainly as my youngest is dinosaur mad and they have a T Rex replica. We went with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarah w
Halifax, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As Never been to Manchester, thought I’d have a look around, I was staying at the Quays, and I walked over one hour to go to see this museum If I knew about teams yes I would have travelled by tram lol On entry to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go mainly as my youngest is dinosaur mad and they have a T Rex replica. We went with my 2 year old, 5 year old and 15 year old. There was something there for us all to enjoy. The different levels make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarah w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to visit Manchester Museum today with my disabled dad. The website clearly states that there is a car park and a disabled car park and is advertised as accessible. The nearest train station is quite a walk away so I drove there. When...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here multiple times since I was a kid, and now taking my kids, and it doesn't get old! With great exhibits like the t-rex skeleton, the egyptian mummies, the stuffed animals (not sure they missed any of them!), the live reptiles (snakes, frogs etc),...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent place for kids and family too, lots to see and look at. Best museum in manchester by far. 5stars

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank markleeline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours in here and could have spent 3 times that, so much to see and always refreshing the exhibits. I have lived with my bf for 3 years in Manchester and can't believe this is the first time we have visited. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to machester for the christmas market and realised there was a museum relatively close, well 20 min walk out of town. (I am however a sucker for a museum) Spent a decent hour there and there are some good displays. Shame the Egyptian etc...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 420dwright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love dinosaurs, space, animals, coins, vases, ancient weaponry, or just learning in general, you will LOVE this museum. It is accessible and well laid out, not too cramped. Very autism/SPD friendly. And for FREE.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alice W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest your visit to this museum to be for an hour or an hour and a half, this place is not huge as much as the Museum of Scotland or any other big museums. They got a good stuff shown there but to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BadranAJ
Reviewed December 9, 2018

All the family loved this museum, if there are dinosaurs and stuffed dead animals the kids are normally happy. Interesting about evolution and the whole history of the natural world. A couple of hours is enough here. Need to find a car park nearby as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Pete C
August 24, 2018|
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Response from Bex_Stew | Reviewed this property |
I parked in university car park D on higher Cambridge street which is only 5mins walk away. It’s a pay and display but price wasn’t ridiculous
Rita G
July 31, 2018|
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Response from lynda_pedley | Reviewed this property |
Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL Walk: 15-25min from Manchester city centre. Flat paved route. Bike: Secure bicycle parking can be found close to the Museum, on Coupland... More
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I think it is on permanent display.