As a university museum,
Manchester Museum uses its international collection of human and natural
history for enjoyment and inspiration. Working with people from all
backgrounds, the Museum provokes debate and reflection about the past, present
and future of the earth and its inhabitants.
Manchester Museum is home to
one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts
in the United Kingdom. The Vivarium houses a wide variety of live animals
including frogs, toads, snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. One of the
star attractions in the Museum is the T.rex, displayed in the pre-historic
gallery alongside rare examples of fossils dating back to the Ice Age.
Manchester Museum is the UK’s
largest university museum and all of its collections are designated by the
government as being of national and international importance.