Home Educators

We love to welcome home educating families to learn at Manchester Museum.

The Museum is free to visit and you are very welcome to bring your children any day of the week. Please just let us know you’re coming for a learning visit by clicking on ‘Make a Booking’ at the bottom of this page.

To help you plan your visit, you might find our on-gallery learning resources helpful, and you’ll finds loads of information – on everything from opening times and travel arrangements, to refreshments and events – on the Visit page of our website.


Some handy hints

  • If you’d like to attend as a large party, you can pre-book a lunch space so you can eat together. Just make a booking a few weeks in advance and we’ll do our best to fit you in.
  • Manchester Museum gets extremely busy on term-time weekdays between 10.30am and 2.00pm. You might find it more comfortable to visit outside of these times.
  • Keep an eye on our events calendar for activities you can attend as individuals/families.
  • If you’d like to discuss any aspects of planning your visit, please contact the Primary Learning Coordinator, Amy McDowall.

What’s next?

As part of our HLF-supported hello future project, we are development a new programme of activities and events for home educating families. Sign up to our dedicated e-newsletter to be first to hear about learning opportunities, and follow our Twitter and blog for updates on the project. 

We hope to see you in the Museum soon!

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