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Manchester Centre for Archaeology and Egyptology

Students looking at artefacts in Manchester Museum

Museums

Archaeology at Manchester is closely linked with the Manchester Museum.

The Manchester Museum offers opportunities for original research undertaken by academics and students on campus, and for engagement with the public through an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and activities.

The Archaeology Gallery showcases a selection from the Museum's 70,000-strong archaeology collection, including Roman inscriptions, ancient Greek artefacts and prehistoric artefacts.

Our collection of around 18,000 objects from ancient Egypt and Sudan is one of the most significant in Europe, and includes material from prehistoric times through to Roman, Christian and Islamic times.

The Numismatic Collection houses 70,000 coins, medals and related material, including ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine. In addition, there are north-west European Iron Age coins, and coins from Parthia, South Asia and China.

Archaeology exhibitions are a popular feature of Manchester Museum's public programme. Over the last ten years, several temporary exhibitions have been shown, including Lindow Man A Bog Body Mystery, Figurines from Koma Land Ghana, Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics, Making Monuments on Rapa Nui, Nature Through Roman Eyes and a UK touring show, Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed.

Blogs

Keep up to date with archaeology-related activities at the Manchester Museum by reading the following blogs:

Events

Find out more about events related to the Manchester Museum and archaeology.

Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege

11 April - 02 October 2019

Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege exhibition, developed in collaboration with The Partition Museum in India. This commemorative exhibit gives voice to the untold stories of the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the events surrounding that fateful day in Punjab. In collaboration with The Partition Museum, Amritsar museum in..

Who Cares? - 'A growing collection of stories about people caring for nature across Greater Manchester.'

02 May - 31 July 2019

A growing collection of stories about people caring for nature across Greater Manchester. A Heritage Futures Studio Residency at Manchester Museum 29th April - 31st July 2019 In its first iteration, the Heritage Futures Studio Residency in Manchester Museum welcomes a growing collection of stories and programme of events. Curated by The Uni..

Stanley's Big Day Out

10:00 - 16:00 25 May 2019

Stanley’s Big Day Out Sat 25 May 10am – 4pm Stanley’s Big Day Out has been inspired by Stanley, aged 7 who loves dinosaurs. Stanley has a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Manchester Museum, home to Stan the T-Rex, has teamed up with Muscular Dystrophy UK to celebrate Stanley’s love of dinosaurs and to raise awareness about muscular dys..

May Half Term - Nature Prints

14:00 - 16:00 28 May 2019

Tues 28 – Thurs 30 May 2-4pm Nature Prints Get crafty and come along to create prints inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words.’ The ‘Lost Words’ draws attention to the disappearance of words about the natural world, such as Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn from the children’s dictionary and from children’s lives. Come along a..

May Half Term - Nature Prints

14:00 - 16:00 29 May 2019

Tues 28 – Thurs 30 May 2-4pm Nature Prints Get crafty and come along to create prints inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words.’ The ‘Lost Words’ draws attention to the disappearance of words about the natural world, such as Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn from the children’s dictionary and from children’s lives. Come along a..

May Half term - Nature Prints

14:00 - 16:00 30 May 2019

Tues 28 – Thurs 30 May 2-4pm Nature Prints Get crafty and come along to create prints inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words.’ The ‘Lost Words’ draws attention to the disappearance of words about the natural world, such as Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn from the children’s dictionary and from children’s lives. Come along a..

ESOL Stepping Stones Launch

11:00 - 13:00 05 June 2019

First steps for mums and babies Join us to celebrate the launch of our ESOL Stepping Stones course for mums and babies! Wednesday 5th June 2019 Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 3PL For more information call: 0161 696 5474

Young Adventurers

15:30 - 18:00 06 June 2019

Young Adventurers: Free after-school workshops for 11-14 year olds at Manchester Museum. Thursdays 3.30pm-6pm from 6 June-11 July Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Would you like to create your own exhibit? Are you interested in science and nature, art and design, creative writing, technology or craft? Are y..

Young Adventurers

15:30 - 18:00 13 June 2019

Young Adventurers: Free after-school workshops for 11-14 year olds at Manchester Museum. Thursdays 3.30pm-6pm from 6 June-11 July Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Would you like to create your own exhibit? Are you interested in science and nature, art and design, creative writing, technology or craft? Are y..

Young Adventurers

15:30 - 18:00 20 June 2019

Young Adventurers: Free after-school workshops for 11-14 year olds at Manchester Museum. Thursdays 3.30pm-6pm from 6 June-11 July Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Would you like to create your own exhibit? Are you interested in science and nature, art and design, creative writing, technology or craft? Are y..

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