Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

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Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford Road at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent.

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology, and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, England. Sited on Oxford Road (A34) at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

Explore 3 floors of displays and exhibitions, including objects from all over the world. There are so many fascinating things to discover - from Stan the T.rex to the Vivarium, and newly bred Harlequin frogs.

Highlights

Collections

  • Ancient Egypt and Sudan

Ancient Egypt has an enduring fascination. Manchester's extensive Egyptology collection illustrates both everyday life and preparations for the afterlife. It has a collection of around 18,000 objects from ancient Egypt and Sudan and is one of the most significant in Europe and the fifth largest in the UK.

The collection includes material from prehistoric times through to Roman, Christian, and Islamic times. Attractions include items from a pyramid builders’ town and the palace sites of Gurob and Amarna; a unique group of ritual objects from a tomb in Thebes; twenty human and fifty animal mummies; and an outstanding collection of Roman Period mummy masks and painted panel portraits.

  • Archaeology

In Manchester Museum's archaeology collection can be found objects from several hundred thousand years ago right up to the 20th century. Historically the Museum has supported excavations in the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and Mesopotamia.

  • Vivarium

The Vivarium is particularly notable for its large collection of Costa Rican Frogs, and the museum has been responsible for establishing important captive breeding programs for some of the country’s most Critically Endangered species.

  • Earth Sciences

Fossils, rocks, minerals, and meteorites are essential to help us understand Space, our Planet, and the diversity of life on Earth. Manchester Museum has an outstanding collection of approximately 140,000 specimens from all over the world.

  • Entomology

Manchester Museum’s worldwide collection of bugs contains a great variety of organisms, such as insects, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans.

The collections and archives are used for taxonomic research, art/design projects, and teaching and public programs both within and beyond the University of Manchester.

  • Archery

The collection of over 4,000 objects consists of archery material from all over the world. The core of the collection was donated in 1946 by Ingo Simon, a life-long researcher into the development of the bow, and a skilled and dedicated archer.

  • Plants and Fungi

Manchester Museum’s extensive botanical collection brings together plants from all over the globe. Containing around three-quarters of a million specimens, the botanical collection forms a physical record of where plants and fungi have been found.

  • Living Cultures

The Living Cultures collection consists of around 18,000 objects from Africa, the Americas, Asia the Middle East, and Oceania.

  • Animals

From Aardvarks to Zebras, giant whales to microscopic single-celled animals, the Museum collection includes roughly one million preserved animals.

The Inflatable Museum

The Inflatable Museum is an immersive learning environment designed to bring the wonder and curiosity of the Manchester Museum to school halls across Greater Manchester.

Children can assume the role of Egyptologists and Curators through our Ancient Egypt workshop, using object handling and teamwork to create their own Museum of Egyptology.

Pop-Up Museum

Pop-Up Museum recreates an ancient Egyptian ‘Healing Chapel’ in your school hall. The workshop uses real artifacts, an interactive trail, and more to compare how the ancient Egyptians kept well with how we look after ourselves today. This workshop is a great way to build on an ancient civilization topic whilst supporting class discussions about wellbeing.

The Manchester Museum was the winner of the Lever Prize 2015! Wander around The Manchester Museum's amazing galleries full of treasures from the natural world and many different cultures and give your family a day to remember! Hold artifacts and discover their stories at object-handling tables. Be inspired, amazed, and challenged by temporary exhibitions and changing displays that mean every repeat visit is just as wondrous as the first!

https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/