Your guide to Museums in Manchester

Here is a summary of the best museums that you can plan to see if you decide to head to Manchester for a short break or day out. Some are even free!

Manchester is one of the easiest cities in the UK to reach by train and with such great links by rail as well as an airport and motorways there has never been a better reason to pay Manchester a visit.

But what things can you do when you get there? One thing that is popular with the many tourists that walk its streets throughout the year is the museums and with so many different options to consider you won’t ever be stuck for choice.

National Football Museum


When you think of Manchester it is quite likely that you will also think of football and with such a world famous and well supported team based within the city that really is no surprise.

Football fans who flock to Manchester can not only see the game live but can also learn a little bit more about the beautiful sport. The National Football Museum is a popular choice. Seen as the world’s biggest and best football museum here you will discover the history of football, some of the best players and of course more about Manchester United too! Best of all it is free entry all year round!

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry manchester

Another free museum is the Museum of Science and Industry; this interesting museum has collections of some of the biggest scientific innovations that have happened throughout the years. Across the 5 buildings the galleries show the main achievements that Manchester has seen from its scientists and makes for a learning experience like no other.

Generation Pop! Art Gallery

From historical innovations to modern design; the Generation Pop! Art Gallery is one of the most popular galleries in the North. It showcases a collection of some truly inspiring modern art and was the first of its kind in the UK.

The University of Manchester, Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester

If you are looking for a more all round museum experience then the Manchester Museum at the University of Manchester is a great place to visit. This museum covers galleries and exhibitions that range from human remains, Earth sciences, Plants, Money and even a live animal collection.

This is the ideal day out for those visiting Manchester with their family as there is something for everyone to enjoy at this fascinating museum.

Best of all, the Museum is known for its fabulous café meaning that when you have had your fill of learning you can always choose to eat some cake instead!

These are just some of the examples of attractions that can be found in Manchester; with the Imperial War Museum of the North, the People’s History Museum and the Manchester Jewish Museum you can be sure to find something to do in Manchester no matter what the weather!