Free: Manchester Museum (with dinosaurs)

Manchester Museum is a FREE museum just outside Manchester City Centre, at M13 9PL. It’s part of the university of Manchester. There’s loads of animals to see at Manchester Museum, including a giant T-REX!

Please note that Manchester Museum is currently under going a three year transformation and during this time there are gallery closures. Please see here before you go as I would hate for you to be disappointed.

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Manchester Museum

What you need to know about Manchester Museum

There’s live animals! Visit the Vivarium to see insects, frogs, breeding programmes and more.

Free: Manchester Museum (dinosaurs)

See lots of (not alive!) animals in the Living Worlds gallery. This gallery explores the relationship between people and nature. It is BIG and has so many different types of animals like Tiger, a Polar Bear and Gorilla.

Free: Manchester Museum (dinosaurs)

We love Nature’s Library. From corals to crickets and plants to platypuses, Nature’s Library explores why the Museum has such a big collection and how it continues to be used.

Free: Manchester Museum (dinosaurs)

The Fossils room is where the dinosaurs live! See the big T-REX Skeleton, enormous sea reptiles, sea rocks, crystals and much more.

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How to get there

The museum is about 15-20 minute walk from Manchester City Centre and easy to find. On many bus routes such as 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 – 143, 147. Ask for bus stop nearest Manchester Museum, Oxford Road.


Manchester Museum is very family friendly. Visit Nature Discovery, the dedicated gallery for under 5’s, for stories and hands on exhibits. There’s a toddler handling table in the Nature Discovery gallery.

The museum has a cafe, buggy park, toilets and picnic area (see closures as part of the programme as I mentioned above before you go, though!).

Outside, just next door to the museum outdoors is a little green park. No playground but space to run around, see squirrels and benches to sit on. We like going here for some fresh air after the museum. 🙂

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