Whilst the venues are closed you can still take part in Manchester’s cultural offer from home. There are many different options available from online festivals to talks and tours. Here are some of our suggestions of what you can do in February.

Manchester Museum from Home

Egyptology in Lockdown

Join Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan, on Periscope @mcrmuseum on 4th of February at 2pm to discover more about Ancient Egypt. Dr Price will explore iconic objects from Manchester Museum’s collections illustrating both everyday life and preparations for the afterlife. He will share resources to access the museum’s collection off-site and answer the top 10 Ancient Egypt questions submitted every week.

Suitable for all ages and the generally curious and all previous episodes are available to watch.

The Manchester Science Festival

Featuring a programme of free online talks, exhibitions, debates, and activities that will explore the changing climate and look at ideas for a better world. Although the Science and Industry Museum is currently closed there are plenty of exciting digital events to take part.

The events are free, but tickets do need to be booked. Some of the events are age related.

The People’s History Museum

Take a 3D tour throughout the two main galleries at the People’s History Museum. Explore ground-breaking stories of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, votes for women, workers’ rights, and more ideas worth fighting for of today.

Working Class Movement Library

The Working Class movement library will be live-streaming talks every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm

  • Tom Payne’s Bones: A Fantastical Visual Biography – 3rd February
  • Kath Duncan – The Importance of Working Class LGBTQ Women in history – 10th February

All previous talks are available on the WCML YouTube channel.

LGBT+ History Month

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month.

February is UK LGBTQ+ History Month and there are many events available online this year which all support this years theme of Body, Mind and Spirit.

New Manchester Walks

Ed Glinert is offering Zoom tours on the fascinating history of Manchester.
The tours cover anything from Manchester’s Midland Hotel, Underground Manchester, Strangeways: No Escape and The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights to name just a few.

The Zoom tours take place during the day as well as in the evening making them available to view if you are busy at certain times of the day.

Bookings are made on the New Manchester Walks website.

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

Have you always fancied researching your family history but do not know where to start, M&LFHS can help you get started! Check out their new website that gives you access to census records, documents and databases.

Membership is £15 per annum and as membership is immediate and access to member resources can be used straight away.

For loads more information on things to do contact the visitor information team at visitorinformation@manchester.gov.uk.