Communities in Communication

17 July - 21 December 2014

The Middle Ages are commonly seen as a time of widespread ignorance and prejudice, but diversity and multiculturalism are not modern inventions. Perhaps surprisingly, examples can be…

Echo and Narcissus

11 August 2014 - 9 January 2015

Each of the mirrors in this body of work is dedicated to a literary heroine, provoking reflections of the feminine on several, potentially fragmented, levels. The statements etched…

Explorer tour

15:00 - 16:00 29 August 2014

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you!

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,…

Giving it Wigan: Norman Nicholson at 100

25 July - 14 December 2014

In celebration of writer Norman Nicholson’s centenary, this display draws on the Library’s extensive archive to tell stories of his life and work. Born in Cumbria, Nicholson drew inspiration…

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…

Introductory tour

15:00 - 15:30 29 August 2014

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like…

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…

Migrants in Manchester: An exhibition

18 August - 17 September 2014

Undocumented migrants in the UK are currently the subject of tough government rhetoric and abrasive action, accompanied by a pernicious media debate. Faced by an ongoing and aggressive…

Statistical Models

09:30 27 - 17:00 29 August 2014

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL This course provides a general introduction to analysing data using statistical models. Over three days, participants are guided through the process of defining…

Whitworth Art Gallery closure for major development work

2 September 2013 - 25 October 2014

The Whitworth reopens Autumn 2014. The gallery has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century Gallery in the Park, extending…

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…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Saturday of the month

14:00 7 June - 14:00 4 October 2014

On Saturdays: 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 Edwardian…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Thursday of the month

12:15 5 June - 13:00 2 October 2014

On Thursdays: 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 to their…

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)…