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Manchester Museum

unique grade 2* listed building built in 1885, Manchester Museum can offer you something completely different. The 4.5 million items in our collection including dinosaurs, mummies and live animals, a range of distinctive rooms and galleries for ceremonies, receptions and photography, and our friendly and helpful staff can help you create the wedding or party you want. Located close to the city centre and at the heart of The University of Manchester campus, Manchester Museum is easily accessible by public transport and has lots of hotels nearby. We work with our on-site caterers who are committed to delivering an exceptional level of fine dining using local, fair trade and seasonal produce. However, if you have other ideas we are always happy to hear about them.


Fossils gallery


Fossils gallery

old your ceremony underneath Stan our T.rex skeleton or dine amongst the dinosaurs and fossils for your wedding breakfast. Stan is one of only two full T.rex skeletons in the UK and he would love to be a guest at your wedding!

Capacity

Wedding breakfast: up to 100 guests Ceremony: up to 200 guests Drinks reception: up to 200 guests

Photography: main Š sarah crossland design (P.Hartland), objects Š Manchester Museum

The Fossils gallery takes you on a tour of life on Earth over the last 3,500 million years, and as well as Stan the T.rex, is home to many other pre-historic objects including Percy the Plesiosaur, mammoth teeth from the last Ice Age and a massive 300 million year old tree stump fossil.


Living Worlds gallery


Living Worlds gallery

ur newly re-developed Living Worlds gallery can hold either your wedding breakfast or drinks reception.

Redeveloped in 2011, our Living Worlds gallery is home to a huge variety of stuffed animals (including a Sperm Whale skeleton, Polar Bear and Tiger), all beautifully displayed with the help of European art and fashion show producer, villa eugénie. The gallery explores the connections between all living things, including us, and shows how we can all shape the future by the choices we make.

Capacity

Wedding breakfast: up to 160 guests Drinks reception: up to 200 guests

Photography: main © HBA Photography, objects © Manchester Museum (whale), Ant Clausen (tiger and swan)

This grade 2* listed building was originally designed by the architect Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed Manchester’s Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London) and completed in 1885.


Reception Hall and CafĂŠ


Reception Hall and Café

omplete your day by holding your evening reception in our Reception Hall, surrounded by objects such as our Giant Spider Crab, gold Buddha statue and a huge engraved granite column from an ancient Egyptian temple. We can extend into the Café too, meaning your guests can have exclusive use of the bar for the remainder of the day/evening.

Capacity

Wedding breakfast: 120 guests Reception: 200 guests

Photography: main and objects © sarah crossland design (P.Hartland)

As a flexible space we can arrange lighting, dance floors and musicians to create the right atmosphere for you.


How to get here


How to get here

Whitworth Art Gallery (15 min walk)

Oxford Road Station & City Centre (15 min walk)

Manchester Museum (Access via Coupland St)

Booth St West Car Park D (Pay and Display)

Booth St West Car Park D (Pay and Display) Outside Museum entrance

Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL tel 0161 275 2648 email museum@manchester.ac.uk @McrMuseum www.facebook.com/ManchesterMuseum www.manchester.ac.uk/museum/aboutus/venuehire

Photography: objects Š Manchester Museum, Ant Clausen (tiger), sarah crossland design (P.Hartland) (spider crab, swamp deer)

anchester Museum is easily accessed by rail or road and has plenty of car parking spaces close by. Manchester Oxford Road, Victoria and Piccadilly train stations are just a short walk or cab journey away.


How to book


How to book

e have a number of packages available, or if you want something a bit different we can create a bespoke package to suit you. For more information on these spaces or to discuss your wedding, please contact:

Chloe Gray

Tel: 0161 275 8788 Email: chloe.gray@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL tel 0161 275 2648 email museum@manchester.ac.uk @McrMuseum www.facebook.com/ManchesterMuseum www.manchester.ac.uk/museum/aboutus/venuehire

Photography: objects Š Manchester Museum, Ant Clausen (tiger), sarah crossland design (P.Hartland) (spider crab, swamp deer)

Corporate Hire Coordinator


Suppliers list


Suppliers list here possible Manchester Museum prefers to work with local suppliers. Here are some which we have worked with recently and can recommend.

Flowers Frog Flowers www.frogflowers.co.uk david@frogflowers.co.uk 0161 833 3463

Living Flowers www.living-flowers.co.uk lynseyclamp@aol.com, 07970 448 675

Cakes CC Cakes - www.cccakes.co.uk info@cccakes.co.uk, 0161 483 9049

Pink Cocoa - www.pinkcocoa.co.uk sarah@pinkcocoa.co.uk, 07973 792 667

Sara Porter Photography - www.saraporterphotography.co.uk sara@saraporterphotography.co.uk, 07979 291 300 / 01663 749 378 HBA Photography - www.hbaphotography.com info@hbaphotography.com, 01889 567 344 Colette Davies Photography - www.colettedaviesphotography.co.uk colettedavies90@yahoo.com, 07740 194 583

Music The Dotted Crotchets - www.thedottedcrotchets.co.uk ruth@thedottedcrotchets.co.uk, 07769 349 575

Cars Instyle Wedding Cars - www.instyleweddingcars.co.uk instyleweddingcars@googlemail.com, 0161 370 3383

Jewellery RA Designer Jewellery - www.manchesterjewellers.co.uk annerowson@hotmail.com, 0161 831 7613

Beauty Brides Hair Revisited - www.brideshairrevisited.com shelly.dulson@ntlworld.com, 07974 561 280

Bridalwear Cavendish Brides - www.cavendishbridalhouse.co.uk cavendishbridal@btinternet.com, 01663 743 493

Photography: objects Š Manchester Museum, Ant Clausen (tiger), sarah crossland design (P.Hartland) (spider crab, swamp deer)

Photography


Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL tel 0161 275 2648 email museum@manchester.ac.uk @McrMuseum www.facebook.com/ManchesterMuseum www.manchester.ac.uk/museum/aboutus/venuehire


Weddings at Manchester Museum