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Do you have memories of Lindow Man?

24 Jan 2007

The Manchester Museum seeks your comments and recollections by 10 February 2007

Lindow Man was an Iron Age man whose naturally-preserved body was discovered in a peat bog at Lindow Moss, Mobberley, near Wilmslow, Cheshire on 1 August 1984 by commercial peat cutters. The body has been freeze-dried and is now on display in The British Museum but will be coming to The Manchester Museum for an exhibition from April 2008 to March 2009. Lindow Man has been on display at The Manchester Museum twice before (April to October 1987 and March to September 1991) and is well-known and fondly remembered in Manchester.

We would like to tell the story of Lindow Man from many different perspectives, including those of members of the public, archaeologists, museum curators, the city, special interest groups and pagans. Do you have any particular memories of Lindow Man? Were you near the site where he was found or do you remember seeing him on display at The Manchester Museum? Do you have any feelings about the way museums treat human remains? Where do you think Lindow Man's final resting place should be? We would love to hear from you - please send any comments or memories you have about Lindow Man to:

To take part in the consultation about Lindow Man, please get in touch before 10 February 2007 (although we would still like to hear from you after this date).