Take a look around the newly-renovated Manchester Museum as attraction is reopening after £15m revamp

Come with us to look around the city’s newly-renovated Manchester Museum with its brand new galleries and Exhibition Hall.

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After a huge £15 million transformation, Manchester Museum is finally ready to reopen to the public. The museum - which is part of The University of Manchester - hopes to build greater understanding between cultures and bring to life the lived experience of diverse communities through the addition of new permanent displays. The public will get to see the new-look attraction from Saturday 18 February.

Within the museum’s two-storey extension lies the brand new South Asia Gallery, Chinese Culture Gallery, Belonging Gallery and an Exhibition Hall which is currently housing the museum’s opening exhibition, Golden Mummies of Egypt. The Dinosaur Display has also had a revamp with some new additions for the public to browse.

Esme Ward, the director of Manchester Museum, said: “The reopening marks a huge moment in Manchester Museum’s rich history.

“We have extended the building, making room for more joy and evolving into the museum Manchester needs.

“Beautiful new galleries and exhibitions will showcase the best of the museum’s historic collections, as well as addressing the urgencies of the present day and highlighting the complexities of our world.”

We went down before opening day to get a glimpse of what’s in store for visitors at the newly-renovated Manchester Museum.