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Manchester: Plan your day out in Manchester! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions and more.

A photo of a small silver knight's head against a green vintage bus at Greater Manchester Transport Museum

"It may be on sale on eBay": Museum appeals to Manchester public to help find stolen "knight in shining armour"

A museum is appealing to the public to help track down "heartless" thieves who stole a precious four-inch high silver bust of a knight’s head from a locked cabinet.

A photo of a large close-up tiger at Manchester Museum

Object of the Week: Maude, the pride of Manchester and the first museum tigon for 100 years

Maude was the most famous animal in Manchester's Belle Vue Zoo during the 1940s, seen by visitors from all over the country. When she died in 1949, her skin was given to the Manchester Museum.

Mummified animals of Manchester Museum, from the exhibition Gift for the Gods, with help from the University of Manchester and the Ancient Egyptian Bio Bank Project.

Ancient Egyptians slaughtered animals on "industrial scale", according to new exhibition

The Manchester Museum will explore the industry of slaughter surrounding votive offerings of mummified animals in a new exhibition, Gift for the Gods.

A photo of a woman holding up an umbrella made of flowers

Manchester is about to be turned into a massive urban garden for Dig the City festival

See pictures as Manchester's urban gardening festival, Dig the City, is launched in suitably colourful style under specially-commissioned floral umbrellas.

A photo of a young girl with her back to the camera sitting on a wall in a Chinese city

Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now "makes you believe in the human spirit" at the Whitworth

Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.

a photo of a gallery exterior with glass frontage attached to brick walls

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year: Why The Whitworth is the best of 2015

At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.

a photo of five robots lined up in an office with a small football

National Football Museum gets technological upgrade as new exhibition opens with robots and gadgets galore

New exhibition at the National Football Museum brings together art, technology and sport to examine how they interact with each other.

a photo of a leather pair of clogs with single strap

Clogs from Victorian Ragged School in Manchester acquired by Museum of Science and Industry

A pair of clogs that were loaned to children attending the Charter Street Ragged School, in Manchester, have been donated to the Museum of Science and Industry.

Colour photo of a small teapot with a gold patina

From the Far East to the North West, Manchester Art Gallery celebrates Asian craft

A new show in Manchester showcases Gallery's extensive collection of East Asian craft old and new, with ceramics, textiles and furniture design. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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