Best museums in Manchester
For many travelers visiting museums can be the major convincing reason for choosing the respective destination. The United Kingdom is famous for its history and art. Therefore, there are innumerable museums all over the country. Some of them like the British National Gallery, the Tate Modern or the Titanic Belfast are world renowned museums.
I have already presented you several such visitor attractions in the previous guides. Below I will present you the best museums of Manchester. The city is considered to be one of the best-known destinations of the UK. It owns numerous fantastic sights to visit. Its museums are excellent visitor attractions. Read the following guide to find out more about them.
Manchester Museum is famous for its collections of anthropology, archaeology and natural history. The museum is housed in the center of Manchester University’s group of Neo-Gothic buildings. It includes about 4.5 million of exhibited objects which drag numerous visitors. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, except 24 to 26 December and 1 January. The entry is free. (September 2013)
The Museum of Science and Industry
The large museum is a very popular visitor attraction of Manchester. The Museum of Science and Industry presents the development of technology, science and industry. The collections include locomotives, aircrafts and computing items. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, except 24 to 26 December and 1 January. The entry is free. (September 2013)
Manchester Art Gallery
The fantastic Manchester Art Gallery is a free visitor attraction of the city which houses the civic art collection including works of local and international artists. There are numerous famous paintings housed within the museum. It is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, with late night opening on Thursday, until 21:00. (September 2013)
People’s History Museum
This unique museum includes collections presenting the history of working people of the UK. It tells us the story of democracy in the United Kingdom. The museum actually includes photos, printed material and other objects. The People’s History Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. (September 2013)
Museum of Transport
The Museum of Transport is a great museum which preserves and promotes Greater Manchester’s public transport heritage. The large collection of the museum is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. It houses about one hundred of buses, two trolley buses, posters, books, maps, old timetables, plans and other items. The museum is open for visitors from 10:00 to 16:30 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. During August it is open daily. (September 2013)