Head to Manchester Museum this weekend to catch a stunning exhibition before it closes on 14 April. With over 100 objects and eight mummies on display, Golden Mummies of Egypt has previously toured the USA and China before opening in the new Exhibition Hall at Manchester Museum in 2023. The exhibition gives visitors insight into the Greek and Roman era in Egypt and beliefs about the afterlife. Admission to the exhibition is free.

2. Discover the spoken word talent of Manchester

A new exhibition lands at The Refuge in Kimpton Clocktower this Thursday, 4 April. A sequel to a collection that celebrated the city in 2022, Tales of Manchester 2.0 will showcase six spoken word pieces by established Manchester-based poets. Artist Emma Evans has created visual pieces inspired by the words, which will be on display along with the poetry. The free exhibition is on until 31 May. 

Fans of the cult-classic whodunit board game will love the play taking the stage at The Lowry this week. Between 2 and 6 April, Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter brings the colourful characters to life for a hilarious murder-mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat with laughter and suspense. The play is suitable for amateur detectives of all ages, and tickets are available from £23.50.

Manchester Central welcomes the biggest names in snooker between 1 and 7 April. The final event in the Players Series, the World Snooker Tour Championship brings the top 12 best players of the season with the finals being held on Sunday at 12PM. Standard tickets start from £20 per session, or £30 per day.

This Saturday, 6 April, make your way to Rochdale for a special open day. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Service, the Fireground Museum will be displaying its incredible collection of over 20 historic fire engines dating back to 1741 and will be joined by classic police cars and buses, alongside and a range of modern firefighting vehicles. The day will also see performances from the rescue service Pipe Band and Choir. All attractions outside are free to attend, standard admission to the museum starts from £7.

Book Now: Mary Poppins at Palace Theatre

The world’s favourite nanny lands at Palace Theatre in April 2025. With a six-week run at the iconic theatre, Mary Poppins brings a magical performance to Manchester 20 years after its world premiere. A production by Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Group, Australian stars Stefanie Jones and Jack Chambers reprise their roles in this musical filled with enchantment. Tickets start from £15 and are available to book now.

New Opening: Medlock Canteen 

Manchester is buzzing with new places to eat, and the latest has just opened in Deansgate Square. Inspired by the casual vibes and warm hospitality of American Diners and Parisian Bistros, Medlock Canteen is ready to welcome you with an all-day classic menu. You can expect bottomless coffee, rotisserie chicken and a dedicated vegan menu. Stay all day or pop in for a drink, they have something for everyone.