Manchester Museum

Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics

24 May - 5 October 2014

This exhibition examines and explores 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 of…

World War 1 and China: the Chinese Labour Corps in France

13:00 - 14:00 24 September 2014

1-2pm. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, a war which significantly reshaped the world in the 20th century. China’s involvement, and the profound…

Magic Carpet

10:30 - 12:30 26 September 2014

10.30-11.30 & 11.30am-12.30pm. Story making and activity sessions. For toddlers up to 5yrs and their families/carers (Young babies welcome with older siblings)

Big Saturday: Discover the Pacific

11:00 - 16:00 27 September 2014

11am-4pm. A day of discovery and exploration for all ages. Inspired by the Museum’s Living Cultures collection, September’s Big Saturday will take you to the South Pacific. Make your…

Urban Naturalist: Weather

14:00 - 16:00 27 September 2014

2-4pm. Join Michael Flynn to find out more about the weather station that was once in Whitworth Park and to learn more about the current weather recording undertaken by The University of Manchester.

Wonderstruck Singing Workshop

13:30 - 16:30 27 September 2014

1.30-4.30pm. Would you like to perform in Manchester Museum as part of a remarkable Weekend of Wonder? We're looking for keen singers to participate in Wonderstruck, an exciting large-scale…

Wonderstruck Singing Workshop

13:30 - 16:30 28 September 2014

1.30-4.30pm. Would you like to perform in Manchester Museum as part of a remarkable Weekend of Wonder? We're looking for keen singers to participate in Wonderstruck, an exciting large-scale…

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 30 September 2014

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 half term school holidays when…

Collection Bites: House-dwelling spiders

13:05 - 14:00 1 October 2014

Wed 1 Oct, 1.05-2pm. Dr. Dmitri Logunov will devote his talk to house-dwelling spiders, along with other invertebrates and insects, presenting a selection of entomological specimens.

Manchester Museum Tour - Audio descriptive

15:00 - 16:00 2 October 2014

3pm. For people who have a visual impairment.

Chinese Painting Taster Course For Adults

13:00 - 16:00 4 October 2014

Ever fancied having a go at Chinese painting? Manchester Museum is running a Chinese painting taster course on Saturday 4, 11 & 18 October 1-4pm. £65 for 3 sessions. Places are limited…

Grandparents Weekend

11:00 4 - 16:00 5 October 2014

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Oct, 11am-4pm. Bring the whole family for fun drop-in activities. Enjoy Drawing Den activities in the Museum’s Discovery Centre and collect a family scrapbook and fill…

See, share, make and tell...

11:00 - 16:00 5 October 2014

Sun 5 Oct, 11am-4pm. Come along to the Manchester Museum for our Meet the Artist event and enjoy the opportunity to create some artworks of your own, enjoy gallery tours and be inspired…

English Corner

13:00 - 14:30 7 October 2014

Tues 7 Oct, 1–2.30pm. Free English conversation classes using the Museum’s collection as inspiration for discussion.

Manchester Literature Festival: Pascale Petit

19:00 8 October 2014

Wed 8 Oct, 7pm. Take a wild trip from the Rainy City to the City of Light. Join Manchester Prize-winning poet Pascale Petit as she launches her sixth collection, Fauverie. Her previous…

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 14 October 2014

Tues 14 Oct, 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 half term school holidays…

Manchester Museum Tour - Natures Library

15:00 - 16:00 16 October 2014

3pm. A chance to find out more about some of the key pieces from this collection.

Cave Hunting 140 Years On: Late Ice Age Humans in Britain

19:00 - 20:00 17 October 2014

Fri 17 Oct, 7-8pm. William Boyd Dawkins (1837–1929) was the first curator of the Manchester Museum and the first Professor of Geology in The University of Manchester. He pioneered many…

Manchester Museum Tour - Evolution

15:00 - 16:00 23 October 2014

3pm. Learn more about evolution, and famous naturalists like Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

Old Wives Tales?

14:00 - 16:00 23 October 2014

Thurs 23 Oct, 2-4pm. Taking inspiration from the Museum's fascinating material medical collection, explore our relationship to medicine through conversation and creative writing. Chat…

Big Saturday: Science Spectacular

11:00 - 16:00 25 October 2014

11am-4pm. Calling all budding scientists! Come and take part in a range of challenging science quests. Find out how to make square bubbles, help us build an erupting volcano, and see…

Urban Naturalist: Bats

14:00 - 16:00 25 October 2014

Sat 25 Oct, 2-4pm. Do you know your Pipistrelle from your Noctule? These are just two of the 18 species of bats found in the UK. Join Steve Parker from the South Lancashire Bat Group…

Urban Naturalist: Bats

14:00 - 16:00 25 October 2014

Sat 25 Oct, 2-4pm. Do you know your Pipistrelle from your Noctule? These are just two of the 18 species of bats found in the UK. Join Steve Parker from the South Lancashire Bat Group…

Ice Age Science: Mammoths, mega boulders and microscopes

11:00 27 - 13:00 31 October 2014

Mon 27-Fri 31 Oct, 11am-1pm. Meet the scientists at The University of Manchester who study ice age animals, plants, and landscapes. Take part in fun activities including cave painting…

Woolly Animals

11:00 27 - 16:00 31 October 2014

Mon 27-Fri 31 Oct, 11am-4pm. Visit 'Siberia: At the Edge of the World' and discover the science on how some animals survive in such a cold climate. Be inspired by bears and mammoths…

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