Join Manchester Museum’s Junior Youth Board

Junior Youth BoardManchester Museum’s Junior Youth Board is an enthusiastic group of young people who volunteer at the Museum. They meet at the Museum once a month on a Saturday.

It is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes, explore the many aspects of the Museum while meeting new people and having fun!

The Junior Youth Board is for those aged 8-13.

For more information on how to join Junior Youth Board please contact




Science Spectacular

Science SpectacularThis Saturday as part of the Manchester Science Festival, The University of Manchester is hosting ‘Science Spectacular’ here at Manchester Museum and in our ajoining building Whitworth Hall.

Come and join us on a whistle-stop tour of research at the University and take part in some great science challenges. Explore the insides of a nuclear reactor, go on a journey through the hidden body, take a closer look at the moon, and snuggle up to some unusual creepy crawlies.

You’ll get to meet the scientists and engineers behind the amazing research and the chance to take part in fun activities throughout the day including face painting, craft making and science busking. See if you can also spot the pop-up scientists who will talk about their science in 60 seconds or less!

With over 40 interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities it will be fun for all the family!

Science Spectacular | Saturday 2 November 2013 | Whitworth Hall & Manchester Museum | 11am-4pm | Free Entry

Freelance work opportunity – Magic Carpet

Hi Everyone,

An exciting freelance opportunity has arisen at Manchester Museum to develop and facilitMagic Carpet 7ate part of the Museum’s ‘Magic Carpet’ programme for under 5’s and their parents and carers. A total of six themed and resourced sessions will be developed and delivered twice throughout the year. We are looking to recruit a group of practitioners who will be asked to develop up to a minimum of two sessions each and deliver each session twice in the first year (July 2013 – June 2014).

We are looking for creative practitioners who have experience of delivering engagement programmes for children aged 0-5 years and their families in a museum, gallery or cultural venue and who have specialist practice in drama/storytelling, art practice, music, singing or dance and movement.

Please see this document Freelance Opportunity Magic Carpet for further details and how to make expressions of interest by 20th May, 5pm. Looking forward to hearing from you!