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The Manchester Museum, Manchester
(4.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Manchester holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Manchester Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Manchester is blessed with many, many wonderful historic buildings, and the Manchester Museum is one of the best. It's fairly compact, so easily do-able with children. In fact, there were at least two...  more »
  • Museum was fairly big and could spend days here in the galleries if wanted. The most impressive display I found was the Ancient history of Egypt exhibition, great if you like mummies! I also loved the...  more »
  • Varied exhibits and thorough detail. I especially enjoyed the section talking about the ancient Egyptians. Would recommend. 
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  • A fantastic free day out! There is so much to see, and the staff are really interested in the topics they discuss, it is contagious! They have hands on stations where you can handle all kinds of artifacts. The cafe is well priced and has a good selection of food and cake. There is such a wealth of local history, as well as national and world history, a great place for kids or adults!
  • Small but perfectly formed! A lovely collection including animals, skeletons, dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian mummies, live frogs and snakes, a lovely cafe and friendly staff. Perfect for a rainy afternoon with the children. Be warned: parking is a nightmare in this area - particularly during the week - so best to use public transport...
  • The place is very nice. The old university building is very stylish and the museum fits well with it. I am surprised the entrance is free. A fee would be perfectly justifiable.
  • Absolutely loved Manchester museum. We didn't realise how good it was until we visited. Lots to see and well laid out. We think it could be our new go to museum!
  • This is a very good museum with lots of different things to look at. The cafe had nice food but was very busy. The staff were all very helpful.