Manchester Museum

Real World Science partner

Manchester Museum is part of the University of Manchester and provides students with the opportunity to engage with practical science in a University setting. Through a wide variety of hands on, interactive workshops, students get unique access to Museum collections.  They use practical investigative skills to enhance and enrich the science curriculum and provide relevant and interesting real life examples and context.

Key Stage 3

Become a forensic scientist in our Forensic Science: A Bog Body Mystery workshop. Explore the beauty and wonder of life on earth in our Diversity of Life workshop. Investigate colour in the natural world with specimens and spectrometers in The Colour of Nature workshop.

Key Stage 4

Plan and present an independent biodiversity research proposal in our Examining Environments workshop. Explore different types of evidence for evolution using the Museum’s collection in our Evolution Revolution workshop. Examine the evidence for the origin of our species in 99% Ape? Human Evolution Workshop.


Extract, amplify and analyse DNA in our PCR workshop. Explore the applications and implications of modifying DNA in our Genetic Engineering workshop. Interact with researchers and experts from the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum to explore the reality of research in our A-level study days, part of our popular Engage with the Experts series.

Our programme directly links to the science curriculum whilst enabling your students to explore the relevance and real-life context of the subject. If you would like more information or would like to book a workshop, please contact Emily Robinson on 0161 306 1764 or email Alternatively, follow the link below to the Manchester Museum website to find out more.

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