Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

Manchester Museum

Greater Manchester

Free to all

Dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian objects and live animals are just some of the treasures you can encounter at the Manchester Museum.

Made up of a series of impressive Gothic-style buildings at the heart of the University of Manchester, the museum was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1885. New Ancient Worlds galleries opened in late 2012 featuring 20 complete mummies.

Manchester Museum

Free to all

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PL

0161 275 2648


Opening times

Weds - Sun 10am-5pm

Last entry 4:30pm

All our Natural History galleries are open and free for you to visit, including Stan the T.rex and our Vivarium. 

Our Archaeology and Ancient Worlds galleries (including Ancient Egypt) are closed until 2022 while we complete our £13.5 million hello future capital transformation.

Our coffee shop is open Monday to Sunday, 8am-4pm 

Our shop is open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. 

Visitors will book a timed ticket in advance, so the museum can guarantee a safe and enjoyable visit. All the booking information will be available on our website

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