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The Manchester Museum

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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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This was our first visit to The Manchester Museum, after wanting to come here for many years. Free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
via mobile
My families favourite addiction - Written by AJ Valliant

I don't think any words can describe the wonders that await you when visiting The Manchester... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, England, 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. 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The Manchester Museum, after wanting to come here for many years. Free to enter, though donations are welcome. Alternatively, you can support the museum by purchasing something from the gift shop, as we did. Great displays, especially if you're...More

Thank RandRH
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't think any words can describe the wonders that await you when visiting The Manchester Museum. It is quite simply an interesting labyrinth of information and entertainment. I took my Grandchildren there and their eyes lit up from the minute we entered the building....More

10  Thank AJValliant
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting with lots of different exhibitions. Loved Stan the T-Rex! Plus there are also real animals like snakes, and frogs which is really cool to see. Overall good time for many ages.

Thank Karla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here with my wife and her english is not yet perfect, but we still could enjoy the whole museum, the prepared animals, the skeletons, the Egypt-section... it was very very good.

Thank DWMcload
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it, loved it, loved it! Such a shame we couldn't stay longer! Pick up a free map from the front desk as you go in to help steer you round the collections. 3 floors are packed with rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, birds, animals, plants,...More

Thank Lilly A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manchester Museum is a very varied place to visit with lots to see and do for all age groups. It's free entry!

Thank jennifer c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice great museum lots of variety museum free so great to visit please give a donation there's shop pocket money toys for children

1  Thank emmadorse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my 7 year old late on Friday afternoon and he liked it so much that he asked to go back on Saturday morning to see the bits we didnt get to on Friday. There is lots to see with exhibits on animals,...More

Thank Aoife16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with lots of variety and creativity. The museum is free but please donate whatever you feel you can spare so that they can keep the quality high. Will definitely return next time we're in Manchester.

Thank chars95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The children love coming here in the bus as it feels like an adventure. Its free but please give a donation to the museum as its well worth it. We take a packed lunch with us and then off we go to see everything from...More

Thank Michelle B
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Robert Florian R
7 August 2017|
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Response from Tiki B | Reviewed this property |
1. Manchester Museum is only 20 minutes from Ashton-under-Lyne by car via the A365. There is an NCP car parking on Booth Street East (more or less opposite the Aquatic centre) 2 minutes walk from the museum. Just walk out of... More
Lynsey H
2 August 2017|
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Response from ClareNield | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are lots of car parks near by, the Manchester Museum is in the heart of the university area and students drive cars these days apparently! We parked in the car park near Cecil street which was £5 for the day but... More
26 July 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I agree with the above reply. There are many, many sections and we mustn't forget the life size dinosaur and blue whale which is hung from the ceiling and magnificent. Staff are on hand to answer any questions and were... More