A photograph of Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

The origins of Manchester Museum lie in the collection of the local manufacturer and collector John Leigh Philips. After his death and over the years, the collections were added too, the buildings changed, other members were brought in but the underlying principles of conservation and exhibition were preserved. Now known as the ‘Manchester Museum’, this grand, imposing and fascinating building sits in the centre of the university buildings on Oxford Road.


  • Car parking – No
  • Refreshments – Yes (£)
  • Accessible toilet – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – Yes
  • Free Wi-Fi – Yes

Access information

  • There is step free access to the building with automatic doors and life to all floors
  • Wheelchairs are available to hire for free
  • Guide and hearing dogs are welcome and water bowls are available from the Information Desk

Getting there

By bus: the Museum is served by many bus routes, including the 41, 42, 43, 48, 111, 85, 86, 147 and 250

By train: the nearest train station is Oxford Road, which is a 15 minute walk away

By tram: alight at St Peter’s Square, which is a 20 minute walk away

By bike: there is secure parking at the front of the museum

By car: the nearest car parks are Grafton Street and the NCP Manchester Aquatics Centre


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

Telephone: 0161 275 2648

Email: museum@manchester.ac.uk

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Accessibility information

Please call 0161 275 2648 or email museum@manchester.ac.uk