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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
Phone Number:
+44 161 275 2648
Today
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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wow this place is amazing, 15 galleries with stuff from all around the world to visit, exhibitions, activities for young and old, amazing exhibits, interactive stuff from drawing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

wow this place is amazing, 15 galleries with stuff from all around the world to visit, exhibitions, activities for young and old, amazing exhibits, interactive stuff from drawing to photography, science, culture, dino's, art, its all there plus a couple decent places to eat reasonably priced, a shop too that sell all sorts of stuff from crayons to fossils, an... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent hours walking around lost in the amazing exhibits. This is a must for any trip to Manchester .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During visit to Manchester (university) city I visited this museum and it was amazing. The Egyptian area was interesting and I learn a few new things and I wandered through the building. I had little time on hand so my visit was rushed, yet I managed to visit and view a lot. I will be returning to museum in my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Perfect family destination to take kids and show them the history of various animals and species. Its free to enter as well

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Has the best Egyptology section of any museum in t he country except the British Museum. Well displayed exhibits in most areas. Live animal handling, dinosaur skeletons, minerals, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my 8 year old granddaughter last Saturday to visit the museum. Very friendly staff and very helpful as we were on a time limit of 2 hours. The exhibits were excellent with plenty to see and do. The cafe was very busy serving excellent food , there were also picnic tables and chairs so you could take your own... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself my wife and my 2 children 4 and 13yrs Excellent day out very interesting and it's free they just ask you pay a donation Excellent place for the whole family lifts also so wheelchair and push chair access Very good day we had and the kids really enjoyed the whole experience

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tea Cup Cafe has a glorious chilled cabinet and cake selection at moderate prices, with a range of seating options and access direct or via the Museum Lobby

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time taking our grandchildren to the museum that we last visited with our own children. A lovely afternoon that cost nothing, but we did leave a voluntary donation. So much to see and do 2-3 hours flew by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. 9 year old Dino fan obviously loved it whilst I really appreciated the way the animals were exhibited. Unusual and thought provoking.

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