The Manchester Museum which is looked after the famed University of Manchester is the perfect introduction to this lovely city. The place is home to some amazing displays that include natural historical ones as well as live animals in the newly introduced “Vivarium”. It is certainly an awesome place to take the children.
Mummies, Fossils, art objects, minerals and a host of other artefacts await the visitor at this extremely well thought of venture. You will be able to learn a lot about the ancient Greek and Roman cultures as well as a lot more through the painstakingly collected exhibits.
The history of the natural world has also been displayed with the help of stuffed animals and the archeological exhibits will leave kids as well as adults completely enthralled. They also have a lovely green house where you can see how the food we eat is grown. The olives and the pomegranates are put up for exploration. The collection of artefacts related to this beautiful city is especially worth a see.
All in all, the museum does a wonderful job of engaging popular interests and keeping people gazing in wonder throughout. Do give this quirky and wholesome museum a try while in Manchester.
How to Reach Manchester Museum
- Chorlton Upon Medlock, Brunswick Street (Bus)
- Frankie and Benny’s
- TGI Fridays
- The Lowry Restaurant
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82.27% of people who visit Manchester include Manchester Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
33.68% of people start their Manchester Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manchester Museum
92.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Manchester Museum
People normally club together Sri Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara Educational & Cultural Centre (sikh Temple) and Castlefield while planning their visit to Manchester Museum.
Manchester Museum Reviews & Ratings
The ground floor serves as a really interesting introduction to the museum's theme of natural history, taking the visitor through the various era through to the present. The texts are accompanied by copious fossils and casts, which really bring them to life. This museum strikes me as both fun and educational for children.
Great little museum which is an ideal size for small children with excellent exhibits. Been a couple of times with my 3 year old son now and he in particular enjoys the dinosaur fossils, other animal taxidermy exhibits and the live frogs. Also free to enter which is always a bonus!
Really nice for kids and adults. Could had been more interactive if I'm honest and less observatory. The café was nice but the choices were poor. Loved the shop! So many books for all ages on dinosaurs!!
Everything you'd expect from museum in a big modern city. Loads of things to fascinate over particularly the T rex skeleton, stuffed lion, birds of prey ,fossils, live frogs and reptiles, silk samples and so much more. Can easily spend a day walking round in awe here.
Took our 7year old grandson, he loved the dinosaurs and fossils, and all the frogs and lizards in the vivarium. We had a lovely day out. Some areas were closed, but we saw the things he was most interested in.