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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families

11 Sep 2009

What's on in September 2009

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families. As the summer draws to an end, here at The Manchester Museum we have an exciting month of activities for all the family to get involved in! Come and find out about ferns and fossils at one of our Big Saturday events, get comfy on our magic carpet and enjoy stories for the under 5s. Come and explore nature and evolution in Nature Discovery, a new permanent exploration area for younger visitors and their families.

Find out about Charles Darwin's life and work, the theory of evolution and science since Charles Darwin in our Darwin Extravaganza. Come and explore how science works, the difference between faith and fact, and how Darwin's work has been used and abused.

If you know anyone who is interested in receiving our enewsletters and finding out more about our activities, they can now sign up through our website:

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes
Ros Helliwell, The Manchester Museum
The Manchester Museum is open daily :

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm

The Evolutionist
A Darwin Extravaganza at The Manchester Museum

Nature Discovery - Now Open!
Explore nature and evolution in Nature Discovery, a new permanent exploration area for younger visitors and their families. Admire and handle objects and get hands-on in an environment designed for fun, family learning and exploration.

In Darwin's Footsteps - Now Open!
A photographic installation of South American landscapes and wildlife which Darwin saw on his travels, by local photographer Ben Hall.

Charles Darwin: evolution of a scientist - Opening 3 October
Discover who Charles Darwin was and the impact of his work in our temporary exhibition Charles Darwin: evolution of a scientist, showcasing fantastic objects - some collected by Darwin himself - and illustrated in a graphic novel style.

Magic Carpet: Fossils and dinosaurs
Friday 25 September, 11am-12pm

Get comfy on our magic carpet and enjoy stories and activities about fossils and dinosurs.
Book on 0161 275 2648 (from 18 September), £1 per child, Under 5s and their families/carers

Big Saturday
Saturday 26 September, 11am-4pm
Ferns are plants that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Find out about these ancient plants and the dinosaurs that used to live alongside. With art and craft activities, fern growing tips, object handling, talks and the chance to meet loads of experts, including experts from the Museum and the British Pteridological Society.

All activities are drop-in, Free, suitable for all ages.

Victorian gentleman tour
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September, 2-3pm

Discover the wonders of the world with our Victorian gentleman guide, Graeme Pye Esquire. Ask him for an 'I've spied Mr Pye' sticker.
Drop-in, Free, All ages

We look forward to seeing you soon

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL