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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families

08 Jun 2009

What's on in June

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families. Throughout June we have lots of exciting activities happening. Why not come and find out how to take care of your environment at our Big Saturday Go Green! Come and get comfy on our Magic Carpet and enjoy stories and activities about endangered animals. Throughout Refugee Week learn more about the inspirational work carried out by women who work with the Red Cross, with lots of object handling and fun activities for all ages!

Later this month we welcome our Hermit. From 27 June - 5 August an Artist will live as a hermit in the Museum's Gothic Tower. BBC Newsround reporters visited the Museum earlier this week and interviewed children to find out what they thought.

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

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: Go Green
Saturday 6 June, 11am - 4pm

Find out how to Go Green. Take the carbon footprint challenge, make your own volcano and take away some home experiment ideas. Get up close to live insects and frogs, handle some Museum objects or watch a family friendly film screening. Design a green paper plane and see how far you can launch it.

Come and meet Museum experts and find out how we are using the Museum's amazing collection to find out more about life on planet Earth. Activities will take place throughout the day.

Magic Carpet: Endangered Animals
Friday 26 June, 11am - 12pm

Join us for stories and activities about endangered animals.
For the under 5's, £1 per child. Book on 0161 275 2648.

Refugee Week
Saturday 27 June 11am - 4pm

Inspiration amidst asylum: Inspirational photographs by women working with the Red Cross. Join in object handling sessions and lots of fun activities!

Keep an eye out on our website for further information

Manchester Hermit
Arriving 27 June

Artist Ansuman Biswas will live as a hermit in the Museum's tower for 40 days and 40 nights. He will be looking at some of the Museum's hidden objects and uncovering their stories. He will also be thinking about bigger issues facing the world we live in, including extinction and climate change.

Ansuman will be communicating through an online blog. You will be able to follow his thoughts, leave him messages and add in your own creative responses. Further details will be added to the Museum's website soon.

BBC Newsround's reporters came to talk with Ansuman in the Museum. They also asked some of our younger visitors what they would like him to think about during his stay.

We look forward to seeing you soon

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