Sun, Mon, Bank hols: 11am-4pm
27-31 Dec: 11am-4pm
Closed: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan
The Manchester Museum has its roots in Enlightenment collecting and in Victorian civic culture. First opened in its present building in 1888, the Museum has been at the heart of the University of Manchester for over a century. The Museum is a member of the Renaissance North West Early Years and Family Learning Network and the MAGPIE initiative, a partnership between Manchester Children’s Services, Manchester schools and five museums and galleries.
The Manchester Museum is undergoing a number of gallery redevelopments over the next academic year. Animal Life 1 will close in September 2010, reopening in April 2011 as Living Planet. The Ancient Egypt and Mediterranean Archaeology galleries will be closing May 2011. During the new gallery developments we are having to reduce the learning programme. More information on the available programme can be found on The Manchester Museum main website.
The Manchester Museum provides a unique opportunity for pupils to engage with collections and experts across a variety of subjects. Museum staff, in partnership with University academics lead a range of hands-on sessions to enhance the curriculum.