Future palaeontologists prepare to revel in the wonders of the prehistoric and ancient world at England’s Manchester Museum, located at the University of Manchester. Fifteen galleries feature artifacts from all over the world, and almost every historical period. Stroll through one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Egyptian and archaeological objects, discovering treasures from everyday tools to mummies. The 140,000 fossils, rocks and minerals in the museum’s Earth Sciences collection explain the planet’s evolution, while the in-house Vivarium features live frogs and reptiles. Best of all, admission is free!