Online Exhibitions & Displays
Explore our current exhibitions and displays, through multilingual interpretation too.
Sadly, Manchester Museum cannot yet reopen its doors. We’re marking the end of lockdown on 2 December 2020 by releasing a new sound commission, Wild Chorus by Harry Ovington. We hope it will energise and inspire you to reconnect with nature until you can visit us once more.
Wild Chorus will be installed in the museum - in a dedicated space alongside collections and stories that extend its themes - early in 2021.
6 February 2020 – 19 April 2020
A Ming Emperor’s seat
This garden seat dates from the time of the Chinese Ming Emperor Wanli (reigned 1573-1620). It is set amongst some of the plants enjoyed by the Emperor and his court in the palace gardens. The exhibit celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Sir Percival David Collection at the British Museum and is a touring spotlight loan.
November 2019 – November 2020
Beauty and the Beasts
falling in love with insects
Our reactions may be based on personal experience, instinct, influenced by news stories, films or mythical tales. A world without insects would, in the end, be a world without people. Our exhibition Beauty and the Beasts; falling in love with insects invites you to take a closer look at the world of insects.