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Manchester Museum

Fragmentary Ancestors: Figurines from Koma Land, Ghana

25 October 2013 - 4 May 2014

This exhibition at Manchester Museum is the first ever officially approved showing of clay figurines made by a previously little understood people in Koma Land in Ghana in West Africa.…

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,…

Magic Carpet

10:30 - 12:30 25 April 2014

Magic Carpet Fri 25 April,10.30-11.30 & 11.30 – 12.30 Story making and activity sessions. For toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings)…

Big Saturday: Plants, Poisons, Platypuses

11:00 - 16:00 26 April 2014

Come along and bring all the family to a day of discovery. Find out more about the adaptations and characteristics plants and animals use to survive and how humans have learned from…

Urban Naturalist: Urban Wildlife

14:00 - 16:00 26 April 2014

Join the RSPB to find out more about your local wildlife and how to encourage and give nature a home. We are living in an increasingly urbanised world, which has huge implications for…

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 29 April 2014

Baby Explorers Tues 29 April, 10.30-11.15am & 11.30am-12.15pm & 1-1.45pm. Sensory play and interactive story sessions for babies who aren't walking yet. Every other Tuesday (except…

Collection Bites: From the War of Nature

13:00 - 14:00 7 May 2014

Join Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, as he explores some of the extraordinary ways in which animals have negotiated the conflict that exists between them,…

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 13 May 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…

Lunchtime exhibition talks: From the War of Nature

13:00 16 May - 14:00 6 June 2014

Join us for a series of talks, lead by Scientists from Manchester University, that explore the recent scientific discoveries and relationships between living things, exploring the place…

Afterhours: Survival

18:30 - 21:00 22 May 2014

Encounter the unexpected… Enjoy a highlights tour of the exhibition, see and handle some amazing objects from the museum’s stores and join us for an evening that explores relationships…

Big Saturday: World of Reptiles

11:00 - 16:00 24 May 2014

Find out more about replies prehistoric past and see many of our live reptiles up close, including our unusual snakes and lizards. See and handle some fascinating objects from the Museum’s…

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…

May Half term – The Vivarium

11:00 26 - 16:00 30 May 2014

Explore the Vivarium and create hopping frogs and slithery snakes. Mon 26 – Fri 30 May, 11am-4pm Drop in, free, all ages

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 27 May 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…

Magic Carpet

10:30 - 12:30 30 May 2014

Story making and activity sessions. For toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings) Book on 0161 275 2648 (from a week before), free, under…