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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for adults

11 May 2009

What's on in May

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for adults. Although we have said farewell to Lindow Man, our current temporary exhibition Lindow Moss A Place of Finding: Photographs by Stephen Vaughan examines and documents the landscape of Lindow Moss where Lindow Man was found. On your visit why not have a look at our new Manchester Gallery which explores the connections between the people of Manchester, the city's history and the Museum's collection.

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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

Manchester Gallery
Manchester Gallery uncovers 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.

Lindow Moss: a place of finding
Photographs by Stephen Vaughan
Temporary Exhibition until 12 July

This photographic exhibition documents the landscape at Lindow Moss; the mysterious place where the preserved body of Lindow Man was found.

The photographer, Stephen Vaughan grew up next to Lindow Moss in the 1970s and 1980s and returned in 2000 to make an extensive four year photographic document of this dramatic landscape. The resulting exhibition was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2005.

See below for details of a special talk linked to this exhibition.

Adult Talks
Monday 11 May / 6-8pm
Ideas Café: Stephen Vaughan photographic talk

Talk with Stephen Vaughan, curator of our photographic exhibition Lindow Moss: a place of finding.

Wednesday 20 May, 3-5pm
Showcase: The global museum in the postcolonial world

With Dr Nick Merriman, Director, The Manchester Museum.
Find out more about adult talks at:

We look forward to seeing you soon


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