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The Manchester Museum

#5 of 188 things to do in Manchester Features Animals
Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Enjoyable visit

We found ourselves with a morning in Manchester free and revised trip advisor for ideas. We found... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Suffolk, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unexpectedly great

Went here to kill some time but spent about 3 hours there, we really enjoyed ourselves. Liked that... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Nottingham, 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%
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves with a morning in Manchester free and revised trip advisor for ideas. We found this museum and liked the comments so decided to visit. We had a very enjoyable morning wondering around leisurely. It was free admission, we would happily have paid...More

Thank Lindaadd
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went here to kill some time but spent about 3 hours there, we really enjoyed ourselves. Liked that you could touch some things. Interesting areas and ideas, loved the room with information about the environment, and the vivarium is great! Loved the little allotment too.

Thank Mesilee
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a very good place to bring your other half or your family and kids to. There's plenty to see to keep you occupied for a couple of hours. It isn't incredibly big, but its good enough. They have dinosaurs, live reptiles, skeletons and genuinely...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great setup and one of the best ancient Egypt displays, even if they have bowed to public pressure and covered up the mummies. The dinosaur skeletons are also worth a look.

Thank Antony L
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Another incredible and free attraction in Manchester. We stayed at a Travelodge at walking distance and took our 3 and 7 year old, The museum was so large they were whacked by the end. We saved the dinosaurs (and shop) for last which renewed their...More

Thank TANDAR77
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited with 3 young children. Live frogs and snakes very popular. Plenty of activities for kids stopped them getting bored. Adults found plenty to interest them too. Good collections of stuffed animals

Thank ADean19
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having lived in Manchester all my life the museum is a place I visit regularly especially with the kids. There is so much to do and see. Obviously the galleries on Ancient Egypt are always popular and continue to interest me and the children every...More

Thank umbeyla
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Enjoyed the versatile natural history collection, lots and lots of interesting exhibits with fantastic elaborations. The in-house restaurant was a big surprise and i dare say we will return there if only for it!

Thank yarrz
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The is really an amazing place with so many interesting exhibits. There is a lot packed into small space. The kids will love it, and the cafe is very nice, which served delicious food. Well work the visit and it's free

Thank nikkisingh
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Some great exhibits, especially liked the vivarium and Egyptian sections. Beware of the directions to the car park the Museum website is wrong - Oxford Road is closed to cars!!!!!

Thank bobble350
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Robert Florian R
8 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