The Cafe at the Museum

Polly Checkland Harding
Cafe at the Museum
The Cafe at Manchester Museum.

Manchester Museum’s cafe, run by the people behind award-winning cafe Teacup Kitchen, is housed in bustling, friendly surrounds, with an entrance direct to Oxford Road as well as inside the museum itself. There are tightly-packed small tables, as well as bar seating along the front window, with a canteen-style counter filled with fresh salads in front of the separate kitchen.

The cafe very much has a family feel, and is often noisy with young visitors to the museum; the chalk boards featuring menu options are brightly decorated, with posters of animal species decorating the walls. The menu features a good selection of filling, well-chosen mains, as well as meals for kids and Teacup’s trademark towering home-baked cakes, the finest loose leaf teas and breakfast.

Oxford RoadManchesterM13 9NR View map
Telephone: 0161 275 6256 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday9:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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