Manchester Museum is closed for redevelopment until October 2022 but the cafe remaines open.
Manchester Museum is part of the University of Manchester and is based in a fabulous neo-Gothic historic building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1870, who also designed the Natural History Museum in London, as well as many of Manchester’s most iconic buildings. The Museum is a great day out for families, many of whom come to see Stan the T-Rex and home to Cafe Muse, the Museum’s Cafe.
Overseen by the team responsible for the popular Teacup meeting spot in the Northern Quarter, this is much more than a standard museum cafe. For those with a primaeval appetite, the Museum also comes equipped with a quality cafe, popular with museum guests and Oxford Road passers-by.
On the menu, you will find a spread of main meals and a separate children’s menu, and alongside this, there are top-quality salads, sandwiches and snacks. The couscous salad with spiralised cucumber comes especially recommended. The artisanal food is prepared fresh every day and includes vegetarian and vegan options. You’ll also find homemade cakes, biscuits and bagels, including the hugely popular carrot cake. They specialise in loose-leaf teas, so be sure to enquire about the latest infusion.