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“The fact its FREE entry makes for a good few hours busy.”

The Manchester Museum
Ranked #5 of 177 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Oxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The fact its FREE entry makes for a good few hours busy.”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I visited with my husband and 9yr old and found the museum an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours. There are many different sections to the museum and mainly `behind the looking glass` small attractions, no real large `behind the red rope` surreal entertainment but interesting nonetheless. My son grew bored after half an hour and was only interested in Dinosaur exhibitions! sadly there was only one, a T Rex I missed but my son said it was cool. I found myself, astonishingly, more interested in the coins section where there were coins on display that were thousands of years old.
I will return on my own in the future and spend more time in each part of the building. The few negatives I do have include the layout, If your heavily pregnant or disabled and depend on the lifts you find yourself having to retrace all your steps back to an original elevator rather than there being one at each end of the large building.
When we first entered the museum the entrance doors (automatic) opened outwards and towards you with such speed that one of them hit my heavily pregnant stomach! I was ok, the shock hit me harder than the door.
The Cafe Muse attatched to the museum serves "okay" food but it was quite minty when we visited, dirty tables, plus we waited half an hour for one panninni!

Visited March 2012
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cheshire
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“Good museum”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

A good museum with a wide variety of collections, lots of activities set up for children based on the exhibits. Free entry, good cafe good food prices, good quality food, a great day out.

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Millport, United Kingdom
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“Still enjoying visiting after 50 years!”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Interesting well laid out museum suitable for young and old alike (and those in between). Great for overseas' visitors.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

What a terrific place. There is so much to see you must allow yourself plenty of time. We will definitely go back as we did not see everything.

Visited December 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Hands on and people to ask”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

just spent 3 hours there during half term -- 3 happy nine yr old, and an autistic eleven yr old ( likes Egypt and coins)

there are knowledgeable guides in every room, and lots of genuine articles to touch under supervision. Lots to see. and free admission.

Visited February 2012
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