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Manchester Histories Festival Events at Manchester Museum

03 Feb 2014

Explore Manchester's rich past with a series of events throughout March

Group at Manchester Museum

Roman & Dark Age Manchester, Showcase Seminar Talk

Sat 22 March, 11am-2pm

Drop in, free.

This illustrated talk about the Roman origins of the pre-industrial settlement of Manchester explores the fascinating history and archaeology of the city. The story of the Roman fort with its changing garrisons and soldiers recruited from different parts of the Empire will be told, drawing on the rich evidence revealed by excavations. The site of the Roman fort of Manchester, though badly disturbed by development during the Industrial Revolution, was excavated by the Edwardians.

Roman Object Handling

Sat 22 March, 12-1pm

Drop in, free

Come along and see some objects from the museum’s collection related to Roman Manchester. As part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

Exploring African Medicinal and Religious Objects in Manchester Museum

Sat 22 March, 2-3pm

Drop-in, free

This object-orientated lecture will explore African medicinal and religious artefacts held in the collections of Manchester Museum. Speakers will highlight some important objects from the museum's collection and critically examine the role of collectors donating African medico-religious artefacts over the years. As part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

Romans in Ancient Worlds Tour

Wed 26 March, 2pm-3pm

Drop-in, free

The Roman Manchester tour explores some of the fascinating discoveries from excavations in Roman Manchester including pottery, jewellery, inscriptions and the internationally famous Manchester word-square, which may the earliest evidence of Christianity in northern Britain.