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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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Great for kids

Very reminiscent o the Natural History Museum in London, just on a smaller scale (the building is even very similar). Lots of different displays, some of them a little bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Museum was great. Went to the cafe at 2:30. Five mins late for food. However cakes were lovely. Staff were friendly but service was dilatory. Everything arrived individually and finished cake before drinks arrived and had to ask multiple times for the rest of our order.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very reminiscent o the Natural History Museum in London, just on a smaller scale (the building is even very similar). Lots of different displays, some of them a little bit static; not enough interaction. But the kids loved the dino skeletons & the vivarium.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

went here with family really nice day out very interesting. would be nice to see some new exhibitions in there though

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reminded me of museums when I was a child - rooms full of glass cases with objects in to look at . If you want to stare at clay pot or stuffed animals this is for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Manchester museum offers great history and information. The stuff that they have on show is excellent ranging from extinct animals, the solar system, and many more. A great day out if you are interested.

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

Always worth a visit. Lots of brilliant exhibitions. Plenty to keep you busy all day. Good cafe too. Kids always keen to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very good fun and educational visit with my grandson. There is so much to see that it needs more than one visit, we spent two hours there and still didn't see a third of the exhibitions. It requires an extra visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fabulous enjoyable day with young children... a must visit for all. We spent hours in there and the time flew by. Definitely will go back

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the museum on a Monday afternoon with my boyfriend and our goddaughter (2 1/2) she has never been to the museum before and she ABSOLUTELY loved it! She was so amazed by the dinosaurs and the animals in the museum the staff were lovely and made an effort with her and she was able to make her own... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here three times and I would go again. So many exhibits that you can't see all of them at once. It makes an impression. It is especially a good way to spend time with children educationally. Everybody will find something for them. It's a definitely the "must see" point in the city.

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