The Manchester Museum

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Last summer I managed to visit Manchester for the first time, and of course I made my way straight to the museums. First up, the Manchester Museum - full of great specimens, the site of much important research and even the location of classes for schoolchildren whose schools were busy being used as military hospitals in World War One. The museum building and the displays are a great example of the old and the new working seamlessly together: the nineteenth century building nestles up alongside modern architecture; exhibits combine traditional display methods with contemporary interpretations of the collections, such as the Living Worlds gallery which cleverly reinvents the taxidermy collections. It's a large museum, but the kind of place you can wander through for a couple of hours, or (if you're more like me) easily spend a whole day in, poring over the massive variety in their collections.

FIND THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM AT: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL

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