The Manchester Museum, Manchester

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With access to 4.5 million artifacts from every continent, The Manchester Museum is a vital research facility for the University of Manchester. The neo-Gothic building is centrally located on the university campus, so you can combine a museum visit with a tour of the university grounds. In 2011, the museum opened Living Worlds, an exhibit that encourages visitors to reflect on their own attitude toward nature. The Ancient Worlds exhibit involves a hands-on approach to explore the work of archaeologists. In 2013, Nature's Library opened to the public holding thousands of artifacts against the backdrop of Gothic Revival architecture. Put The Manchester Museum and other Manchester attractions into our Manchester trip maker tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great display - great variety and very well laid out and organised. Highly recommend - staff very friendly and helpful too.  more »
  • What incredible collection of pieces of all the things you can image. From the dinosaurs to the Egyptian up to the natural environment with even sierra with live plants and animals reptile and frogs. ...  more »
  • They have some amazing sights. We walked around fairly quickly in 3 hours but you could easily spend more time here. Kid's 12 and 8 absolutely loved it!  more »
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  • Been coming several times a year for 30+years. It's a great museum with exhibits to interest all ages and has a great variety of subjects covered. The recent refurbishment has breathed new life into some areas - particularly the first floor of the main building. The cafe remains too small to accommodate any significant number of patrons so is recommend bringing food with you if you're planning to be a while (which you could, especially if you don't have children time - limiting you).
  • Great collection but we went at an extremely busy time. We would definitely go again but not on a school holiday. Our 2yr old loved it! Only downside was their 'bring your own food' eating area was closed before it was supposed to so the cleaner could do his job but we felt they should stay open the times they advertised as there is nowhere else to eat your own food
  • This is a really brilliant trip out for the family and It's totally free! The museum hold a collection of amazing stuff that has been amassed by the University over hundreds of years. There are items from every point in time, from the Egyptians, to the Dinasors, to Victorian curiosity stuffed animals and meteorites from Outer space. The museum or laid out over several floors the majority of which are all wheelchair accessible and a great deal of effort has been put into making meaningful groupings for young people to develop their education. My kids loved it and rebelled in the rather spectacular building the museum is housed in There is also a cafe which sells all the usual refreshment and a small gift shop. Well worth a day out!
  • Absolutely BRILLIANT. I don't often come out of somewhere free and say Id of happily paid for it. There is something here for EVERYONE. There are Egypt displays, earth displays, extinct animals displays, dinosaur fossils, a full scale mammoth a whale skeleton suspended from ceiling... There's just too much to name. But if you can go, go. It really is an eye opener about what we have shared our planet with. It spans over 3 huge floors and connects to another section via a glass bridge. I strongly recommend getting a map the minute you walk thru the door from the desk - which are also free otherwise you could easily miss half of it. Fantastic day out and my 7 and 9 year old loved it too.
  • I do not give 5 star easily. Adequate for adults and Families. Frog solarium Is a "must see" but pay attention they are as small as a finger nail. Free entrance.
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