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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families

11 May 2009

What's on in May

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families. Throughout May we have an exciting programme of events to celebrate the opening of our Manchester Gallery.

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 look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes

Ros Helliwell
The Manchester Museum
The Manchester Museum is open daily:

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

Big Saturday: Manchester Gallery
Saturday 9 May, 11am - 4pm

Explore the themes in our new Manchester Gallery through a variety of fun family friendly activities. Join members of The Manchester Museum's Youth Board for object handling sessions and tours of the Manchester Gallery.

  • Join in craft activities and make your own Manchester Museum or Belle Vue Zoo to take home.
  • Follow a behind-the-scenes tour and find out about the Manchester Moth, or listen to a poetry recital by young people about Manchester with the Race Relations Archive.
  • Meet local experts from Gorton Local History Society.
  • Watch a selection of animated films and shorts with colouring, object handling and craft activities.

To find out more, visit:

Young Archaeologists' Club
Treasure hunter?
Friday 15 May, 11am-4pm

Bring in your archaeological finds for the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer, Frances McIntosh. Frances will help identify and record archaeological objects found in England and Wales which date from before 1700.

To find out more, visit:

Young Archaeologists' Club
Saturday 16 May, 1-3pm

Charges apply to cover costs and may vary according to the activity.

Are you a budding archaeologist aged 8-16 who wants to dig up the past? If so, why not become involved in Manchester’s archaeology by joining our new branch of the Young Archaeologists Club and meet up once a month.

To find out more:

Half-Term Holiday Activities
To celebrate the opening of our new Manchester Gallery come and take part in lots of exciting events inspired by the objects and stories in Manchester Gallery.

  • Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 May: Manchester Gallery
  • Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 May: Aren't birds brilliant
  • Wednesday 27 May: Pin hole cameras
  • Friday 29 May: Magic Carpet: Meet Maharajah!

More information on:

We look forward to seeing you soon

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