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The Manchester Museum's Easter ebulletin for adults

03 Apr 2009

What's on in April 2009

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for adults. This Easter we celebrate the opening of our new Manchester Gallery, which explores the connections between the people of Manchester, the city's history and the Museum's collection. We also say a fond farewell to Lindow Man. Don't miss your last chance to see him in Lindow Man: A bog body mystery until 19 April.

If you know anyone who is interested in receiving our enewsletters and finding out more about our activities, they can now sign up through our website:

We hope you to see you soon!

Ros Helliwell, The Manchester Museum


The Manchester Museum is open daily

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm

Easter opening hours:

  • Open Easter Monday (13 April) 11am-4pm
  • Closed Good Friday (10 April)


New Manchester Gallery opening 4 April  
Celebrate the opening of our new Manchester Gallery on Saturday 4 April. Uncover the connections between the people of Manchester, the city, and the Museum's historic collection.

The stories behind the Museum’s objects and the journeys that have brought them to Manchester, often mirror the journeys of people and communities coming into the city today. Explore the Museum’s history and Manchester's changing environment through a wide selection of objects.

Come face-to-face with Maharajah, an Asian elephant that walked to Manchester from Edinburgh in 1872 to become the star attraction at Belle Vue Zoo. See a set of Zulu spears captured by a member of the Manchester regiment during the revolt against British colonial rule in 1906. Get up close to a Roman Altar which was found in Manchester earlier last year during building excavations.

Find out about the people behind the Museum's collection – from working class to wealthy collectors, academics and British soldiers.

Click here to find out more


Goodbye Lindow Man

Join us in saying a fond farewell to Lindow Man.

Lindow Man is the name given to a bog body discovered in a Cheshire peatbog in 1984. Find out what he means to us today in the award-winning exhibition Lindow Man: A bog body mystery.

Why not join our Museum court and examine the evidence surrounding his death in Lindow Man: the verdict on Saturday 4 April.

Lindow Man: A bog body mystery recently won a Design Week award. Don’t miss your last chance to see the exhibition before 19 April 2009.

Find out more about Lindow Moss, the place where Lindow Man was discovered in our photography exhibition Lindow Moss: A place of finding until 12 July 2009.

Click here to find out more


I love Manchester

Do you love The Manchester Museum? Then why not vote for us in the I Love Manchester Awards! Nominate The Manchester Museum through the I Love Manchester website and be in with a chance to win two VIP tickets to the tourism awards gala dinner.

The closing date for nominations is 1 May 2009.

Click here to vote for The Manchester Museum in the I love MCR awards


We look forward to seeing you soon

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL