Events

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Force of Nature

21 July - 29 August 2021

Get close to nature and explore our collections this summer with free, family activities with Manchester Museum. From fascinating fossils, to up close and personal encounters with Stan the T-rex and immersive sound installations, our summer season is bursting with nature in all its glory. Take a dance class with a difference, discover a ne..

Nature Inspired Upcycling

10:30 - 12:00 28 July 2021

Ever wanted to upcycle, but not sure where to start? This workshop is for you. As the 3rd floor at the museum evolves and becomes a space for the future of education, we’re giving our furniture a makeover, too. Using collaging techniques inspired by nature, you can create something beautiful for our new space as well as getting practical e..

Nature Inspired Upcycling

10:45 - 12:00 28 July 2021

Ever wanted to upcycle, but not sure where to start? This workshop is for you. As the 3rd floor at the museum evolves and becomes a space for the future of education, we’re giving our furniture a makeover, too. Using collaging techniques inspired by nature, you can create something beautiful for our new space as well as getting practical e..

Sixty Second Species

12:00 - 28 July 2021

Online event, every Wednesday throughout summer at 12pm. Discover more about the wild species on your doorstep and beyond, with the Vivarium Team. Our Sixty Second Species will continue with members of the vivarium team presenting a video fact file covering the things you might not know about a range of wild animal and plant species, filmed..

Take a Walk on the Wildside Nature Trail

26 July - 29 August 2021

What will you discover at Manchester Museum this summer? With 3 floors of displays and exhibitions, there are so many fascinating things to see - from Stan the T.rex to the Vivarium, and newly bred Harlequin frogs, download our ‘walk on the Wildside nature trail, and see if you can complete the challenges. Trail is available from Monday 26..

We Are Nature

23 June - 31 August 2021

How does nature make you feel? Discover Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence, two new artistic responses to the beauty, complexity and decline of wildlife, now on display at Manchester Museum. Both Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence ask us to pause and think about our relationships with the natural world: the times when we find joy and beauty in..

Egyptology Live

14:00 - 14:30 29 July 2021

From hieroglyphs to mummification, examine the evidence of Ancient Egypt with Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan. Using key objects from our collection, we’ll be exploring stories of everyday life and connections with nature from over 2000 years ago. In Egyptology LIVE, Campbell will be answering your questions about Ancient Egy..

Patterns in Nature

10:00 - 11:00 29 July 2021

Every Thursday at the museum. From the spots of a cheetah to the spirals of a sunflower, patterns are everywhere in nature. Using fossils, shells and plants from our collection of over 4.5 million objects, join our Curators for a pre-opening, show and tell event with the best patterns nature has to offer. Entry to the museum and all of our..

Welcoming To England

19:00 - 21:00 29 July 2021

An online film screening by Amber Akaunu, accompanied by a live performance from MC Nelson, followed by a discussion on what it means to be British and how/why artists like Amber Akaunu and MC Nelson explore this in their practice. Amber Akaunu is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and BAFTA scholar from Liverpool. Her work explores themes o..

Frogs and Friends Storytime

10:30 - 30 July 2021

Hop to our amphib-solutely fabulous storytelling session to hear the story of Oi Frog, and meet the live animals that inspired the story. You can also hear from the team who care for the live animals in our Vivarium, including frogs, lizards and snakes. They’ll be sharing a little bit about their work, as well as some fascinating facts abo..