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The Manchester Museum

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Neighbourhood: Chorlton
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester and 1 other guide
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Address: Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
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+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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Brilliant ways to display animals

We really enjoyed our visit here. 9 year old Dino fan obviously loved it whilst I really appreciated the way the animals were exhibited. Unusual and thought provoking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. 9 year old Dino fan obviously loved it whilst I really appreciated the way the animals were exhibited. Unusual and thought provoking.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With two hours to kill while our youngest daughter was being interviewed at Manchester University, my wife and I thought a saunter through the Manchester Museum would make for an interesting diversion. This place is welcoming, full of fascinating displays and its staff are so happy to answer questions that you feel like you are being given a guided tour... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The last stop of our city break, Manchester Museum was a very interesting place to while away a few hours. Unfortunately we chose a Saturday, so it was very crowded with youngsters. But the staff were all knowledgeable and friendly, the exhibits clear and well maintained, and the T-Rex skeleton is very impressive indeed. We had a slight 'blip' when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything here is amazing. My absolute favourite place. Im in thirties and id say ive been here 25+ times. Massive influence on me - my current career was inspired by this museum and my partner and i came on our first date here years ago. I love this place. :) my daughter loves it too. This would also be my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitedtge museum during the summer. Wasn't as busy as we were expecting. A very old fossilised tree was a surprise item that was fascinating. Helpful staff with i-pads on hand to explain more. Well stocked store. Real animals on upper floors were also a surprise. A good afternoon out that was FREE! 😁

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there for three hours discovering the different areas. It's a great museum for all the ages. I really want to go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here on a cold rainy day with the children. Plenty of interesting rooms to keep all occupied. Very well maintained.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum my children really enjoy the visit. We wiil love to go back and discover more with more time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. A lot of interesting exhibits and who can go wrong with a free day out in Manchester? The museum has a café which is pleasant also.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took my grandchildren for a visit here and really enjoyed it . The lady on reception suggested the best way to go around the museum and informed us of a drop-in arts & craft session that was taking place, which the girls really enjoyed. There is quite an array of artefacts from nature to Egypt and a surprising vivarium... More 

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