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A lizard sitting on a branch - one of the living exhibits in the Manchester Museum

Culture on campus

While we are a university, we aim to stimulate as well as educate, with cultural venues open to students and the public alike.

We’re proud to be able to offer some of the best visitor attractions in Manchester and the surrounding region, courtesy of our public institutions:

Manchester Museum – bringing ancient worlds to life and hosting a constantly rotating programme of exhibitions.

The John Rylands Library – home to one of the world’s finest collections of rare books and manuscripts.

The Whitworth – one of the city’s premier art spaces located in the nearby Whitworth Park.

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama – a performance space for music, drama and other arts.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – on the site of the iconic Lovell Telescope in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, the centre offers fun and engaging exhibitions and activities on astronomy and space physics.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre – an open access library specialising in the study of race, ethnicity and migration.

How you can benefit from our resources

Watch the following films to see how you can make use of our public institutions in your studies.

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