Tag Archives: Info

Keeping Kids Quiet With Science.

6 Dec

Looking for ways to fill the Christmas period without resorting to hours in front of the television with a selection box?

May we first guide your attention to the youtube video above that provides ample inspiration for a rainy/snowy day. Diffuse family arguments with the wonders of science!

Secondly, can we direct you to Manchester Museum’s festive opening hours and Family events guide? There’s plenty to do from 11am until 4pm  from 27th to 31st December, and the Shop Elves do get lonesome so come join us!


The Manchester Science Spectacular!

26 Oct

On Saturday 29 October 2011 (11am – 3pm) the  Whitworth Hall & The Manchester Museum are hosting very special events to coincide with Manchester Science Festival!
Find out why plants don’t fall over, journey through a jet engine, explore the invisible universe, tickle some maggots, and help us hunt for dinosaurs! Over 35 interactive, hands on science activities – fun for all the family. Meet the scientists and engineers behind the amazing research at Manchester. There will be lots of activities suitable for children of all ages, including face painting and lucky science dips, and there’s plenty to keep adults entertained too. 
So bring your mum and dad, bring your kids, bring your friends to this free event. Take part in our fun science challenges and become a Manchester Science Star! 

Full details online at:

Riot Raffle.

28 Aug

Riot Raffle is one of our favourite responses to the recent trouble on British streets; a community of British crafters who have put together donations of their work for a charity raffle in aid of a good cause.

After witnessing the London Riots and wanting to lend support, Riot Raffle founder Zoe Grant set up the site in aid of Retail Trust, a charity that looks after small businesses and helps them get back on their feet.  Simply buy your tickets through the Just Giving Site to be entered into the prize draw.

From fine art prints to personalised monkey jigsaws, from Rob Ryan to Church Farm Cakes the prizes represent the best of handmade British loveliness. Please give generously. Thank you.

Join Us For Easter!

15 Apr

With the long Easter break and its numerous Bank Holidays fast approaching, the Manchester Museum Elves would like to invite you to a free day out with the family at our lovely Museum.

Mon 18-Thurs 21 April                            Tues 26-Fri 29 Apr                                    11am-4pm

Activities include: Chinese food, play and writing
Make jam tarts (which were used in China as a feast for the soul in the afterlife), shadow puppets and learn some simple Chinese characters. Part of our CHINA: JOURNEY TO THE EAST exhibition.
Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages welcome.

Student Showcase Now On!

13 Apr

Manchester Museum is very happy to announce our Student Showcase featuring artists from the Manchester College is now on!

You can see the students’ work at The Manchester Museum Shop, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm or Sunday and Monday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Entry is free, and we are open all Easter!

Find out more about the exhibition here:  http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/news/jewellery-and-arts-students-exhibit-manchester-museum

Coming Soon: Living Worlds.

11 Apr

Life's what you make it... We’re pleased to announce that Manchester Museum will be re-opening our famous Mammals Gallery in time for Easter!

Re-named ‘Living Worlds’ to reflect our evolving understanding of nature and the issues that life on Earth faces, the gallery has been subject to massive modernisation and improvements.

To celebrate, the Shop Elves have brought in a whole new range of animal-themed goodies to keep the kids entertained over the long break ahead.

Our Tame Shop Tiger!

No room for a full-sized taxidermied tiger? Why not take home our monster cuddly version instead? (pictured) His name is Pete and the Elves promise that he is easy to care for and fully house trained.

Don’t fancy a tiger? Also in the monster size we have Angus the polar bear, and Steve our red-eyed tree frog. All will be available in the shop from Living World’s grand opening on April 14th.

Want to find out more about Living Worlds?


Hello world!

16 Feb

Hello there!

CultureShop Manchester is the new Manchester Museum/Whitworth Art Gallery shop blog, designed to;

1) bring you all the latest information about exciting new products and  special offers,

2)  point you in the direction of some of our favorite items,

3) provide information and a contact point for schools needing information about either our shops or our goodie bags,

4)  help you, the citizens of cyber-space, to find the gift you’re looking for.

Need help? Just ask!