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The Manchester Museum

Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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its lost its magic

Used to love this place. It was a typically Victorian Museum with lots of old cabinates and nooks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Took my 2 year old here over the Easter holidays he had a great time loads to see. Worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura M
Derry, 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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  • Very good30%
  • 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 4 days ago

Used to love this place. It was a typically Victorian Museum with lots of old cabinates and nooks and cranny's to explore. Over recent years its been streamlined, walls appeared where there used to be non and now it feels a bit sterile and soulless...More

Thank martindeakin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my 2 year old here over the Easter holidays he had a great time loads to see. Worth a visit with young children

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

iv been to the Manchester museum a couple of times now and each time I go I find something new and interesting to look at. its full of information and each bit is as up to date as it gets. so if you have children...More

Thank siobhansmith07
Reviewed 1 week ago

The British Museum in miniature! Definitely my favourite museum in a town. great variety of exposition, but not too big to make you overwhelmed.

Thank Madziuszek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite far out of the main town and very small for a museum. The content was interesting and worth a look but you soon get round. Checked out the cafe which was pretty poor staffing wise and overpriced.

Thank Meg A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 20 minute walk from the city centre, but well worth the effort. This Museum provides a good all round education in one building. The ancient world galleries mainly feature Egyptian artefacts, but there is some local archaeology and a ethnology gallery. The natural history...More

Thank 26sarah1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for years but it's still amazing! Great collection of Egyptian artefacts, mummy and carved stones, plus the collection of coins from across history, prehistoric items (the T-Rex is impressive), animals, precious stones and minerals. Very interesting!! But would recommend not to go...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for all the family, not massive, but loads to see..,just wish it was in the middle of town! Highly recommended and definitely worth the effort to go...enjoyed the mummies and dinosaurs!

Thank Darren R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits here, so much to see I'm not sure how many visits are needed to see it all but each visit is a marvellous time

Thank Joey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here in April and stumbled upon this little museum. Its completely FREE and is very well laid out. Seemed to have a lot for children to do here with activities and there was school tours going on when we were...More

Thank Nicolle D
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Katarzyna M
Are dinosaurs and animals always there? i cant find info about this on site...
March 28, 2017|
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Chiper G
How much is the entry
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Melanie L | Reviewed this property |
We are staying in the Holiday Inn Express Oxford Rd is this near the musuem ? Is the musuem in the University
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Magicmonkeys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably about a 10min walk from your hotel depending on how quick you walk or if you wanted you can get a magic bus (big blue one) that'll take you straight there in a few mins. Hope that helps. :0)