Skip to main content

Our ticketing system at the museum is currently affected by the global ICT outage. We recommend booking your tickets online before your visit.
Open daily, book your free museum admission tickets now. Schools and groups can book tickets here.
Find out about our ongoing restoration project.

School holiday dates

When choosing our school term and holiday dates, we consider published information from across Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.

During the dates listed below some of our activities for groups may not be available to book.

This includes our indoor picnic area, which cannot be booked during school holidays. During the dates below it is shared with general visitors and is available on a drop-in basis only.

To find out what activities are taking place at the museum during school holidays, please visit our general what's on page.

Holiday dates 2023–2024

May half term: 25 May to 2 June 2024

Summer holiday: 20 July to 1 September 2024

Holiday dates 2024–2025

October half term: 18 to 27 October 2024 (Manchester Science Festival)

Winter holiday: 21 December 2024 to 5 January 2025

February half term: 15 to 23 February 2025

Spring holiday: 5 to 21 April 2025

May half term: 24 May to 1 June 2025

Summer holiday: 19 July to 31 August 2025