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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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Excellent attraction

Visited while killing time in Manchester and was not disappointed. The museum is large and varied and well laid out. Our highlight was the vivarium full of live reptiles and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim H
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited while killing time in Manchester and was not disappointed. The museum is large and varied and well laid out. Our highlight was the vivarium full of live reptiles and amphibians. Cafe reasonably priced too!

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Thank Tim H
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this it reminded me of museums when I was little, with dinosaurs, stuffed animals, mummies etc. There's loads to look at and lots of different types of displays ( some are interactive). My kids loved the dinosaurs and space displays. Cafe was a bit pricey but worth a visit. There was a logo display on for the kids where... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

incredible to see how many thing we don'y know about our story or the earth story it's a place where be informed about many think and i liked it so much

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Thank bigdan375
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get your mind back , then let it wander through this evocative collection of objects , couple of hours in here is the antidote to all the media we have to endure these days .

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Thank peteupManchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the zoo on a Sunday, and parked in the university Ncp car parks that charge a flat low rate for Sunday's, so that's a bonus. Museum was smaller than I expected, but packed with lots too see. On entry your met by a T. rex, and then venture upstairs to the main museum. Zoning was excellent to keep... More 

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Thank Claire A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my grandchild and some of family members. Children have enjoyed the experience very much. There is lots history in this place. Parking is bit of problem.

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Thank bobby b
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean, helpful fun loads of good things to vue from old to new, was very impressed. The grift shop prices where the lowest seen in a while. I was knackered afterwards as their was so much great stuff to take in, can't wait to return.

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Thank Darren B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 years since my last visit; this time accompanied by grandchildren (boy 6, girl 2). Both keen to see the dinosaur and they weren't disappointed; all the exhibits around that section caught their attention. Students on hand to answers all the questions. Great cafe with excellent food to suit all tastes - the service was spot on with friendly staff... More 

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Thank Paul C
Forest Hill, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone can find something to love in this museum. Dinosaur fossils and live animals. The history of Manchester was well represented.

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Thank Dawn B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my daughter and family and we always have a great time. We have visited many times and there is always something to see and even looking at things we've seen before! We've been coming here for many years and I love it so does my daughter

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