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Contact Us

Before you get in touch, try our answers to these frequently asked questions.

Open Where are you? How do I get there?

See a map of our location, and find out how to get to us by car or using public transport on our Plan your visit page.

Open Can I film or take photographs inside the museum?

You can take photographs with a hand-held camera for personal use in all of our galleries, but there may be photography restrictions in some exhibitions for copyright reasons.

If it’s for a news item or editorial feature, please contact our press team.

If it’s for a commercial production or publication, please download and complete this enquiry form and email it to

Open Do you have work experience placements?

Sorry, we’re not currently taking work experience students. But you may want to volunteer with us instead.

Open Can I book a room or gallery for my event?

You can hire one of our galleries or a room in our conference centre.

We host all kinds of events from workshops and conferences to exhibitions and weddings. We can provide catering and help you with entertainment and decorating.

Find out about venue hire and contact our team:

Telephone: 0161 606 0144

Open Can I suggest a programme or event?

Yes you can. In the first instance, please read our current public programme criteria and complete our proposal form, and return it to Sallyann Browning, Senior Exhibitions Coordinator, at

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, call us on 0161 832 2244 (9am to 5pm daily) or email and we’ll get back to you within 5 working days.

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