Baby Explorers

10:30 - 13:45 22 July 2014

Tues 22 July, 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…

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,…

Garden Week 21 to 25 July

10:00 21 - 17:00 25 July 2014

Our interactive science show will take place in our beautiful Galaxy Garden. We will be exploring the science behind the garden design, looking at how our universe was born, how it…

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…

Locked and Bolted

14:00 - 15:00 22 July 2014

Tim Phelps gives a conservator’s view of ongoing repairs to keep the cabinets working in the John Rylands Library.

MAP University Life Conference

22 - 23 July 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 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,…

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)…