The Manchester Museum, Manchester

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With access to 4.5 million artifacts from every continent, The Manchester Museum is a vital research facility for the University of Manchester. The neo-Gothic building is centrally located on the university campus, so you can combine a museum visit with a tour of the university grounds. In 2011, the museum opened Living Worlds, an exhibit that encourages visitors to reflect on their own attitude toward nature. The Ancient Worlds exhibit involves a hands-on approach to explore the work of archaeologists. In 2013, Nature's Library opened to the public holding thousands of artifacts against the backdrop of Gothic Revival architecture. Put The Manchester Museum and other Manchester attractions into our Manchester trip maker tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A fascinating museum with a lots of interesting things to learn and enjoy. There is a big collection of fossils, skeletons, alive reptiles and amphibians which is pretty cool to see.  more »
  • Great place to visit for dinosaur loving children. My daughter loved it as a 9 year old she was fascinated by all the dinosaurs biggest disappointment is that half the museum was shut due to...  more »
  • The museum itself is great, lots to see and FREE. However, the exhibits are very informative my youngest children were slightly bored as the information given is in an adult format and there's not much interaction. The live exhibits of reptiles and amphibians are great, and my young children were excited. Also, cafe was a let down with not much of a selection for dinner with only 4 sandwich types and nothing else. So we had to find a cafe nearby for dinner. The coffee and cakes look great though.
  • AMAZING! We weren't expecting the Natural History Museum but we got it! Dinosaurs galore. the kids loved it too. Superbly curated. 3 floors and a cafe. recommended. free too!

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