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We have eight permanent galleries and various exhibition spaces. From interactive family fun to the history of Manchester’s industrial heritage, find out more about the subjects we cover and the objects we display with blog posts from our team and guest authors.

As autumn sets in and the days get shorter, there’s still one place you can find The Sun. Volunteer Sarah Brimblecombe tells us what she finds special about our current major exhibition…

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, and have inspired countless artists, explorers, philosophers and scientists over the centuries, including Manchester’s own John Dalton.

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