Manchester Museum

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MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER

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Discover the natural wonders of the world and the many cultures it is home to. The objects in the Museum's 15 galleries tell the story of the past, present and future of our planet. Come face to face with live poison dart frogs, fossils of prehistoric creatures and much more besides. Handle objects from the collection, take part in hands-on activities or enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee whilst exploring the latest ideas in science, culture and the arts. See website for details of family and adult events.

Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER, M13 9PL

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Hearing loops, Braille & large print, audio guides
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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