Manchester Museum

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General Information

Manchester Museum is a museum which was established in 1867 in Manchester, England. The museum displays works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history; it is thought to have millions of objects in its collection. The museum is owned by The University of Manchester and is housed in one of its buildings that were purposely built to a Neo-Gothic design from architect Alfred Waterhouse, the building opened in 1888. The museum, which has been redeveloped since its opening displays thousands of pieces of its collection and has become one of Manchester’s most visited museums. 

Getting there

The museum is situated just outside of the city centre. The best form of transport for getting to the museum is by bus, the 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 and 143 all travel from the city centre and suburbs to the museum. The other option is to get the train to ‘Manchester Oxford Road’ and walk for 10 minutes down Oxford Road to the museum. If travelling by car, use the local car parks which are priced fairly at £3-£5 depending on the length of your stay.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm daily. It is free entry for all. The museum has a cafe open that sells hot and cold food and drinks to visitors. A shop is also open during opening hours and sells mementoes of the museum.

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Posted: 24 Sep 2019, 12:48





Good way to waste a few hours in the city. The museum that's held in this beautiful building is one of the city's better ones. Although ive been in better natural history museums this one is fairly thorough and has a decent amount of exhibits and interesting collections.

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