Dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian objects and live animals are some of the treasures you can encounter at The Manchester Museum on Oxford Road, part of The University of Manchester.
The Manchester Museum has been using its international collection of human and natural history for over 120 years to educate, entertain and inspire generations of people from Manchester, the North West and beyond.
The Museum is home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the United Kingdom, soon to be re-displayed in the new Ancient Worlds galleries opening late 2012. The Vivarium houses live animals such as frogs, toads, snakes and amphibians. One of the Museums’ star attractions is Stan the T.rex, which can be found in the Fossils Gallery alongside fossils dating back to the Ice Age.
The Museum’s new Living Worlds gallery explores the connections between all living things and shows how we can all shape the future by the choices we make. The displays, designed with the help of fashion events company villa eugénie, showcase the best objects from the Museum’s natural history collection, many of which have not been on display before. There is also an app to provide more in-depth information and to help visitors find out how to get more involved.
The Museum has a changing programme of exhibitions, hands-on events for families, talks, tours, workshops and late night openings.
Opening Times: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun, Mon, Bank hols: 11am-4pm
27-31 Dec: 11am-4pm
24-26 Dec, 1 Jan: closed
Costs: Free Entry
Photo Credits: © Copyright The Manchester Museum
For further information please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk