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Coupland Street partial closure

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Coupland Street will be closed between the temporary Manchester Museum entrance and the Rutherford Building entrance from 30 September 2019 until October 2020

We apologise for any inconvenience during this period.  

During this time Manchester Museum’s exciting £13.5 million transformation hello future will be underway, working towards becoming more inclusive, imaginative and relevant to the diverse communities we serve. hello future will create a new Exhibition Hall, South Asia Gallery, Chinese Culture Gallery, the world’s first Centre for Age Friendly Culture, and a new entrance with visitor facilities that focus on inclusive accessible design.

The museum will be open during the transformation and looks forward to welcoming students to a bigger and more wondrous Manchester Museum in 2021. Until then, the museum is working with local communities and businesses to take the collection out on the road. Keep an eye out for objects as they pop up in all sorts of spaces and places. 

Manchester Museum is inviting visitors on the 3 October for an exclusive behind the scenes tours to find out more about the hello future transformation. Meet at the museum’s reception at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 5pm. We look forward to sharing more about our future plans.

For more information, check out our blog.

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