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Big Telescopes week 28 Jul to 1 Aug

10:00 28 July - 17:00 1 August 2014

Radio telescopes, like the Lovell Telescope are powerful devices that scan the sky collecting radio wave data from objects such as galaxies and stars. Our hands on activities will…

From the War of Nature

11 April - 31 August 2014

Manchester Museum new exhibition. Boxing hares, burrowing parasites, baby birds and prowling wolves are just some of the characters appearing in this story of predation, competition,…

Giving it Wigan: Norman Nicholson at 100

25 July - 14 December 2014

In celebration of writer Norman Nicholson’s centenary, this display draws on the Library’s extensive archive to tell stories of his life and work. Born in Cumbria, Nicholson drew inspiration…

Global Explorer

11:00 21 July - 16:00 29 August 2014

Mon 21 Jul - Fri 29 August 2014 11am-4pm Travel the world this summer without leaving Manchester! Go back in time and across the globe. Bring the family and set some Manchester Museum World Records of your own.

Imprinting the Imagination: Northern Renaissance Prints from the Holtorp Collection

8 May - 26 October 2014

Imprinting the Imagination delves into the world of the sixteenth-century printed image. This small but captivating show, including works by artists such as Hans Burgkmair, Albrecht…

The Space Between: exhibition of artworks by Anthony McCarthy

27 February - 3 August 2014

The concept for the exhibition began as artist, Anthony McCarthy, walked along Chapel Street in Salford heading towards Manchester and The John Rylands Library. Armed with pencil,…

Unusual Views: Library tours for photographers

15:00 - 16:00 29 July 2014

Take the opportunity to photograph the Library building from spectacular viewpoints not normally open to the public!

Whitworth Art Gallery closure for major development work

2 September 2013 - 25 October 2014

The Whitworth has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century Gallery in the Park, extending and doubling the size of the…

Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics

24 May - 5 October 2014

This exhibition will examine and explore how the role of Manchester’s Whitworth Park has changed over time. The displays are the result of a local archaeology project and the myriad…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Saturday of the month

14:00 7 June - 14:00 4 October 2014

On Saturdays: 2 August, 6 September & 4 October, 2 – 3pm *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East. • Which historic areas of the building are being restored to their former…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Thursday of the month

12:15 5 June - 13:00 2 October 2014

On Thursdays: 7 August, 21 August, 4 September & 2 October, 12.15 – 1pm *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East. • Which historic areas of the building are being restored…

Wonders of the World

11:00 21 July - 16:00 31 August 2014

Come and get crafty at Manchester Museum this summer. Make junk model creations inspired by the collections 11am-4pm Drop in, free Mon 21 Jul– Sun 3 Aug Archaeology (& Ancient Worlds)…

Under 5’s story time and activities

11:00 - 12:00 30 July 2014

Come and join us for a fun interactive science story session combined with exciting activities and craft - perfect for keeping little ones amused! Cost: free but normal admission applies.…

Whimsical Wednesday: Design and make your own jewellery

11:00 - 13:00 30 July 2014

Hama Bead and Braiding workshop for all ages. Spend some time handcrafting your own necklace or bracelet – a gift or for yourself.

Whimsical Wednesday: Design and make your own jewellery

14:00 - 16:00 30 July 2014

Hama Bead and Braiding workshop for all ages. Spend some time handcrafting your own necklace or bracelet – a gift or for yourself.

MAP University Life Conference

31 July - 1 August 2014

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is a structured scheme for local post-16 students who meet specific academic and background criteria. The aim of the programme is to support entry…

The Logic of Real Social-Science Arguments Using NVIVO

10:00 - 16:00 31 July 2014

This workshop enhances your use of computerised qualitative analysis for recognising tensions and contradictions in society. You are enabled to examine power relations, contestation,…

Explorer tour

11:00 - 12:00 1 August 2014

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

Introductory tour

15:00 - 15:30 1 August 2014

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up!

Big Saturday: Travel the World

11:00 - 16:00 2 August 2014

Travel the world this summer without leaving Manchester, travelling back in time and across the globe, enjoying and engaging with the varied inspiring objects you can see at the Museum.…

Integrated glycomics and proteomics of tissue slides

12:00 - 13:00 4 August 2014

Joe is at the forefront of GAG MS analysis and also has lots of experience with N- and other O-linked sugar analysis. He’s been developing a technology which allows him to carry out…

The Rocket Show 4 to 8 Aug

10:00 4 - 17:00 8 August 2014

Join us for our explainer-led interactive show exploring how rockets get into space, what would happen if we didn't wear a space suit and watch as we launch some rockets of our own.…

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 5 August 2014

Sensory play and interactive story sessions for babies who aren't walking yet. Every other Tuesday (except half term school holidays when there are drop-in sensory play sessions) Book…

English Corner

13:00 - 14:30 5 August 2014

Free English conversation classes using the Museum’s collection as inspiration for discussion. Drop-in, free

MAP University Life Conference

5 - 6 August 2014

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is a structured scheme for local post-16 students who meet specific academic and background criteria. The aim of the programme is to support entry…

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