The museum site was recently handed over to the main building contractors, HH Smith. The museum’s collection has now been moved into Manchester Central Library, where the museum’s offices are now based and the new ‘pop-up’ museum located.
Over the past few weeks the museum garden has been cleared, ready for work to start on the foundations of the new extension. We expect to see the framework of the new building going up later this year. We plan to re-open in early 2021.