Online Exhibitions & Displays

Explore our current exhibitions and displays, through multilingual interpretation too.

2 December

Wild Chorus

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.

February 2020

Minerals: Sustainability
and Hidden stories

Have you ever wondered how minerals form, what they are used in and who was involved in getting Manchester Museum’s mineral collection out of the ground?

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.

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