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Aftermath: 100 years of creativity from conflict

7 February - 29 June 2014

How remarkable is it that, throughout our shared history, some people have been inspired to answer the worst examples of man’s inhumanity with acts of compassion and creativity? Aftermath…

Bus Stop Stories

20 February - 22 June 2014

At the start of 2013, John Shinnick, a Manchester photographer, set out to document the people using a local, city centre bus stop; a quiet stop were people rarely alight. The people…

Easter Holidays at Manchester Museum

11:00 7 - 16:00 17 April 2014

Easter holidays Mon 7 Apr – Fri 17 Apr, 11am-4pm Get hands on at the Manchester Museum and make marvellous creations inspired by our collections. Wed 9 & 16 April: Archaeology & Science;…

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,…

Grumbold’s Dragon Egg Hunt

7 - 27 April 2014

Grumbold’s friends have been to visit him at the Library, but they’re a messy bunch and have left their dragon eggs all over the place. Can you find them all before they hatch?

Mars science show - 14 - 17 Apr

14 - 17 April 2014

During this time of year, we have some of the best views of Mars in the night sky. Come and take part in our mission to Mars to find out more about this fascinating planet! We’ll…

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,…

Tour and Treasures

14:00 - 15:00 17 April 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Take a closer look at some items from the Library’s magnificent collections and find out more about this historic building.

UMASS Exam Preparation Podcast Series

14 April - 9 May 2014

We will be running an Exam Preparation Podcast series which will take place over a month. Each week will explore a new topic around exam preparation, and every day there will be new…

Whitworth Art Gallery closure for major development work

2 September 2013 - 24 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…