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The Manchester Museum

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I am sorry that I have not visted the museum previously. Great displays, very helpful staff and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
It was excellent for everybody

Impressive displays that are easily interpreted, however younger children do require assistance... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Manchester UK
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am sorry that I have not visted the museum previously. Great displays, very helpful staff and will definitely be comimg back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Billy3710
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terrible. The staff were not friendly at all when we came in the frond door there was 2 members of staff just standing talking to eachother with no eye contact or even a hello to us. The lady in the gift shop was just on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hazel L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Impressive displays that are easily interpreted, however younger children do require assistance with interpretation. Just go and see. Car Parking can be an issue.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rte0008
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Lots to see and interact with and great for adults and children. There is a cafe, with eating area if you take your own refreshments and it was a great way to spend the afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NicDew1
Reviewed 5 days ago

went along to the museum for the first time. found lots of interesting exhibits.if you don't like to see stuffed/dead animals though its not the place for you. the exhibits are probably older than most visitors when it was common place. check out the model...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markabol
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite rainy day destinations. Brilliant for adults and children, alone or in a group. Something for everyone. Three floors of natural history including some Dinosaurs!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alinthia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my nephew, a friend and her son during the February half term holidays. We had the most wonderful day looking at everything in the museum. The boys loved Stan the dinosaur. Some of the museum was closed due to renovation work but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 608gillianb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable visit here working our way up the building to see the exhibitions on every floor. The reptile exhibit on the top floor was a great surprise, after looking at so many dead animals it was nice to see some alive ones!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank manc_emm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A remarkable museum. We didn't see all of it by any means, but we saw a lot of prehistoric bones. The museum hasn't been dumbed down, so you need to put some work into understanding it, and not all the captions make it easy, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Afterbrunel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during half term, with two of my offspring, the eldest being autistic. The museum was being renovated, so about half of it was closed. The t-rex was still there, which was the important bit! There was a queuing system in operation due to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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OnAir59253220362, Front Office Manager at The Manchester Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you so much for your kind review. The enjoyment and comfort of our visitors are absolute priority and we're thrilled that you and your family had a great visit. The Visitor Team have been notified that their work has gone a long way,...More

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4 February 2019|
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Response from Wendy G | Reviewed this property |
I think he'd have a great day the range of. animals and skeletons and hands on displays they have is amazing, our 4 year old granddaughter didn't want to leave after over 2 hours.
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