Manchester Museum – a great focus for Life Long Learning

Curators and collections staff make a massive contribution to life long learning here at the museum, be we don’t often tell people about it and the impact it has on people’s lives. We help the museum come alive for everyone from small children to older people.

Geology at Manchester Museum

I regularly get asked what my job involves and what I do day to day. Here are some of the main things I do:

  • Public activities

Big Saturday collection days and handling objects on the galleries

  • Outreach

Taking the collection out to communities, such as the Darwin festival

  • Exhibitions

For example the current Darwin exhibition and our research for the new mammals gallery

  • Schools

Leading and developing meet the expert sessions e.g. Geology A-level

  • Research

Helping researchers and artists from around the world to use the collection and loaning them material

In Touch volunteers

  • Tours

Taking people and groups round the gallery and stores

  • Student teaching and university research

Helping teach courses and working with researchers in the university

  • Enquiries

We run a free enquiry service for the public

  • Volunteers

We work with a range of fantastic volunteers who help with the collection and working with the public


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