If you happen to be passing The Manchester Museum over the Easter break, why not pop in a take a look at our brand new Manchester Gallery on the first floor. The Manchester Gallery reveals the amazing stories behind some of The Manchester Museum’s most fascinating objects. Uncover the connections between the city, its people and the Museum in this new gallery opening today, 4 April 2009.
Many of the stories and journeys behind the objects in The Manchester Museum’s collection mirror the journeys of people and communities that have travelled to Manchester.
You can explore the Gallery’s five main themes (Journeys, Migration, the Museum, Collectors and the Environment), find out more about stories that explore the Museum’s history and Manchester’s changing environment – from an underwater world full of coral reefs; a swamp which deposited the coal that fuelled the industrial revolution; a desert and an ice age, to an urban metropolis.
The displays also uncover The Manchester Museum’s changing relationship with the city – from its Victorian beginnings to the modern day – and highlight the people behind the Museum’s collection, from working class to wealthy collectors, academics and British soldiers.
You can read an article on the BBC Manchester website to find out more. If you do visit, please let us know what you think, by commenting here, leaving a comment card during your visit or speaking to one of our members of staff.