We had a brilliant time visiting Manchester Museum.
What did we like about Manchester Museum?
- Dinosaurs– They were the main reason for our visit and we weren’t disappointed! We were greeted by a Gorgosaurus in the Foyer and then discovered ‘Stan’ the T-Rex (the second most complete T. rex ever found) inside! There’s also an Ichthyosaur as well as a model Deinonychus and other dinosaurs.
- Animals – We visited the museum for the dinosaurs but were incredibly impressed with the animals specimens on display- we saw lions, polar bears, and such a wonderful wide array of birds and small mammals. We also saw beautiful live animals in the Vivarium- including frogs, lizards and snakes.
- Eating Options– We loved how easy eating at the Museum with kids was. There’s a cafe but there’s also an indoor picnic area with tables and benches for a packed lunch.
- Autism Friendly Mornings– I was very excited to spread the word on our blog about The Autism Friendly mornings that the museum has on the second Saturday of every month. They are designed for children and young people aged 5-16 with a parent or carer (siblings are welcome) They also have a quiet room available. For example, the museum informed me that this month, Sat 12 May – 9.15-10.30am the Fossils gallery where Stan the T’Rex lives will be open earlier.