Manchester Museum

Archaeology & Play

13:00 - 14:30 25 July 2014

Fri 25 Jul, 1-2.30pm Get to grips with archaeology and discover what it can tell us about play in the past. See and handle some finds from Whitworth Park and enjoy playing with some…

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,…

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.

Magic Carpet

10:30 - 12:30 25 July 2014

Fri 25 July, 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) Book on 0161…

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…

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)…

Urban Naturalist: Parklife

14:00 - 16:00 26 July 2014

2-4pm. Join Phil Rispin, Curatorial Assistant of Entomology, to find out more about the insects and plant life that has been found at Whitworth Park during previous BioBlitz events…

Urban Naturalist: Parklife

14:00 - 16:00 26 July 2014

Get practical tips on insect identification with Phil Rispin, Curatorial Assistant of Entomology, and find out what you can spot living in your local urban environments. Book on 0161…

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.…

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

Collection Bites: Out of the Blue

13:00 - 14:00 6 August 2014

Join Irit Narkiss as she explains her investigative conservation of a Romano-Egyptian faience pot. The development of the Ancient Worlds Galleries was an opportunity to examine and…

National Playday

11:00 - 15:00 6 August 2014

11am-3pm. Come along and enjoy playful surprises at Manchester Museum.

Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 19 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…

Whitworth Park at War

13:00 - 14:00 20 August 2014

1-2pm. Join Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Dr Melanie Giles, as she uncovers the many uses of Whitworth Park during wartime.

Rock Drop

14:00 - 15:00 28 August 2014

Our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, will be in the Collections Study Centre once a month to answer your questions and identify your rocks and fossils.

Magic Carpet

10:30 - 12:30 29 August 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…

Urban Naturalist: Bee walk

14:00 - 16:00 30 August 2014

Manchester is the city of the bees. Join our short walk around the nearby streets to find out more. Bees are industrious pollinators living in a strict social and working hierarchy.…