Manchester Museum

We're the Museum on Oxford Road with the dinosaurs, mummies and live animals. We also have loads of other great stuff from the natural world and different cultures. These include fossils, rocks and minerals, stuffed animals, birds and insects, money, archery, lots of things made or used by people from different cultures and archaeological finds (including ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek).

Explore the Museum's 15 Galleries to see objects from the four corners of the world and almost every period in history.

The Manchester Museum is home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. The collection includes objects from prehistoric Egypt (c. 10,000 BC) to the Byzantine era, up to around AD 600. Our Ancient Worlds galleries are now open. These three new galleries highlight our collections from Manchester and the region, and from ancient civilizations such as Greece, Rome and Egypt.

Our new Nature's Library gallery is now open. Explore the Museum’s outstanding natural history collection, completely redisplayed in one of its beautiful Victorian galleries.

Find out more about the museum activities you can take part in. If you're a teacher bringing a school group along please visit our Learning section.

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Exhibitions and events

Health Rocks

Permanent exhibition

Rocks & Minerals  gallery, Floor G Scientists believe doing five simple things a day can protect our mental wellbeing, just like eating five fruit and veg a day can protect our physical...

Ancient Worlds

Permanent exhibition

The opening of Ancient Worlds in 2012 marks the centenary of the first Egypt gallery to be opened at the Museum. These three new galleries highlight our collections from Manchester and the region,...

Educational programs

Early Years Programme


All our Early Years Programmes include story telling, object handling, gallery visits and activities to introduce our youngest visitors to the wonders of The Manchester Museum. Animal Explorers...

KS1/2 Outreach


Can’t get to us? We’ll come to you instead! Museum Comes to School offers the chance to experience our learning programme in your own school! Museum professionals visit your school with...



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9. 05. 2013

International Museum Day 2013

Manchester Museum

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day around 18 May , 2013. This year, the theme of the International Museum Day will be...

11. 03. 2013

Manchester Museum has won Richard Wentworth

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery have won Richard Wentworth for Museums at Night 2013! A playful Connect10 event (co-hosted...

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