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The Manchester Museum

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Without wanting to make the museum sound dated, this place was just as I remember how museums used... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alicante, Spain
Really interesting visit with the children

Had a spare few hours on a rainy Sunday and what a great place to visit with children for free. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Without wanting to make the museum sound dated, this place was just as I remember how museums used to be. Yes, they certainly do utilise modern technology, but it was truly refreshing to be able to walk quietly round and view the exhibits. Perhaps not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a spare few hours on a rainy Sunday and what a great place to visit with children for free. We spent about 2 hours wandering around the various exhibits with the real life stuffed animals a great hit. Ours kids are 8 and 14...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Now here we have a proper museum still being a museum and doing the thing it was meant to do in the first place which is educate, entertain and enlighten the public! There are some beautifully made Roman pieces of jewellery, Egyptian mummies, flintstone arrrowheads,...More

Thank Wildekon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been to Manchester museum. The first time, I thought it was going to be terrible because it is free but I was pleasantly surprised. This time I took my sister, as we are visiting for a long weekend to...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice clean place, nice staff, lot of fun for me and my son........is also a shop inside to buy some gifts... recommended

Thank oanadarius
Reviewed 1 week ago

large well laid out museum but nothing exciting, no one on hand to answer any questions in fact appart from staff at entrance no one to be seen

Thank john o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the day and it was simple a perfect place to visit in the bad weather we lov d it and it as worth a visit looking at the history of the local area

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by the size of the place loads of Ancient History artifacts on display. A good couple of hours well spent!

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out we have had. We went to the museum as our 7 year old wanted to see a T-Rex. We were blown away with how great this place is. How can somewhere so amazing me free?!? All three of us had...More

Thank FangtasiaFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I´ve been here quite a few times, and I always enjoy my visits. It has an amazing collection of animals in a spectacular hall. Perfect to visit with kids or family.

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Pete C
24 August 2018|
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Response from Bex_Stew | Reviewed this property |
I parked in university car park D on higher Cambridge street which is only 5mins walk away. It’s a pay and display but price wasn’t ridiculous
Rita G
31 July 2018|
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Response from lynda_pedley | Reviewed this property |
Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL Walk: 15-25min from Manchester city centre. Flat paved route. Bike: Secure bicycle parking can be found close to the Museum, on Coupland... More
Damon C
15 July 2018|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I think it is on permanent display.