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The Manchester Museum

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Well worth a trip if you're in the area

Visited the museum today with a slightly hyperactive five year old in tow. She absolutely loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salford, United Kingdom
Manchester Museum - cute and cozy

I really enjoyed my visit there! Walked by on a day I didn't know what to do so I didn't know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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, fossils, live amphibians and reptiles. You can handle objects from the collection, take part in hands-on...more
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
+44 161 275 2648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I visited this much loved institution on Saturday 13th July and it all started well in the dinosaur section. Things started to go a bit wrong when we went upstairs and were greeted by some really poor displays, including one marked "peace"...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum today with a slightly hyperactive five year old in tow. She absolutely loved the place and had a brilliant time. Her jaw hit the floor when she saw the T Rex on arrival and was so excited by the shiny rocks and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit there! Walked by on a day I didn't know what to do so I didn't know anything about the place but I was truly surprised! In a good way. (also I went on a Sunday afternoon so it wasn't to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A number of the displays are currently closed for renovation works as such this did detract from the overall experience, however still worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul271964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester museum was well worth the trip. They had hands on displays- the day we were there we were able to handle a few fossils. Quite a variety of topics. Some of the sections were closed for renovations but even there, they had staff showing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Natural History Museum, but very small compared with London. It was easy to find and has a gift shop to buy gifts.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited twice recently and will be back next time I am in Manchester. I loved the fact that the Cafe was at thetop of the building and had a view, a reading nook and a garden type area. The exhibits were interesting and on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rosetta C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main purpose here was to entertain our 8 year old child. The fossils, dinosaur exhibits, animal & insect world, etc were quite interesting. Very sweet and friendly staff, warm welcome. They have a cafe with minimal stuff on the top level, and a fascinating...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank SidSarkar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is worth a visit with some interesting exhibitions (and a dinosaur) though we didn’t spend long there and it doesn’t compare to the London Natural History Museum. Worth a look if you have time to kill in Manchester.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Emma2244
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this museum on a Friday recently, it was somewhat busy, but not overcrowded. The museum itself mainly has an emphasis on fossils, taxidermy and a section dedicated to amphibians and reptiles. The museum was well structured and full of information to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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June 19, 2019|
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Response from Rte0008 | Reviewed this property |
It's free, just go and enjoy. The café is good as well
February 4, 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
August 24, 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