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The Manchester Museum

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A place for all the family

I must have walked past this place hundreds of times, and now, afterc38 years, I finally go there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AntoniaTrip
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Fascinating museum but better for families with children

Though the magnificent T-Rex on the ground floor is no doubt the talking point of the Manchester... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chrisskoyles
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Wigan, 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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I don't think any words can describe the wonders that await you when visiting The Manchester Museum. It is quite simply an interesting labyrinth of information and entertainment. I took my Grandchildren there and their eyes lit up from the minute we entered the building....More

277  Thank AJValliant
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Total waste of space. Why "sell" an exhibition as being about Turing's theory of morphogenesis but not even explain properly what he meant by "morphogenesis"? Or put his theory into the context of the time it was developed in, namely before Watson, Crick, Franklin and...More

10  Thank Atlass2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I must have walked past this place hundreds of times, and now, afterc38 years, I finally go there. What a delight. A gorgeous Victorian construction, newly renovated. A fabulous shop which improved my understanding of the planet's and solar system. The museum has been update,...More

Thank AntoniaTrip
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish that we had looked in detail at the Tripadvisor reviews before going to this museum. The museum's own website does not have any explicit statement that most of its collection is unavailable to view. It does talk in glowing terms about its transformation,...More

1  Thank chilternwayhouse
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though the magnificent T-Rex on the ground floor is no doubt the talking point of the Manchester Museum, it's far from the only thing worth checking out. Spread out over three floors, I encountered fascinating fossils, awe-inspiring exhibitions and a whole host of incredible facts...More

Thank chrisskoyles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always excited to take the children here never gets old will be going again soon lots of activities put on daily too

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go just for the T Rex you seriously won’t be disappointed!! The museum is brilliant. And amazingly not everything there is dead! They have a section with snakes/lizards and be amazed to see a new species which is a cross between a tadpole...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a visit specifically to see the tigon. I had checked online a week or so ahead and knew about the extensive development work going on so that the Egyptian mummies would not be on view... but the website said the natural history galleries...More

Thank dirtmother
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been in this museum 10 years ago and have been again recently. I was impressed by how much more modern and visitors friendly it is now. No more gloomy rooms, no more tired furnitures and displays. The material is the same, but enhanced...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can spend hours here, so much to see and do at the Manchester museum, with a nice gift shop as well

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our four year old granddaughter to see the dinosaurs for her school holiday homework. She was very interested and inquisitive about the dinosaur skeletons also all the exhibits which are all well displayed. It just seems a shame that the museum is a lot...More

1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was amazing! It told you so much about Ancient Egypt and so much more things like that! Families with children ages 0-18.

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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
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Rita G
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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
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I think it is on permanent display.
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