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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families

29 Jun 2009

What's on in July

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for families. As the Summer Holidays approach, we have a jam-packed month full of exciting activities for all the family! Join us and take part in our Superheroes Big Saturday, explore the evolution of super powers, take part in a drama workshop, or watch a great film in our Family Friendly Film Screening. Discover the world of alien plants and find out how plants have been adapted by people at Alien plant day.

Why not get creative at Whitworth Art Gallery Colourful Sunday at The Manchester Museum. Celebrate National Archaeology Festival and come and have a go at cave painting or making a woolly mammoth.

The Manchester Hermit has now taken up his residency. 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.

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

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

  
Manchester Hermit
Moving in on Saturday!

Artist Ansuman Biswas will be taking up his residency as a hermit in the Museum's tower for 40 days and 40 nights this Saturday (27 June). 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.

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.

Follow his online blog or follow his twitter feed and leave your own welcome messages at:

Find out more about:


Big Saturday: Superheroes
Saturday 4 July, 11am - 4pm
 
Join in this fun-packed family day exploring the world’s superheroes. Take part in a special drama workshop and find out about Hercules and other ancient Roman and Greek heroes. Uncover the truth about the powers superheroes have through some of the University’s research.

Find out how Daredevil hears with ultrasonic waves and Spiderman mimics the movements of geckos and spiders. Discover why bananas and spinach are good for you. Watch a selection of exciting films in our Family Friendly Film screening along with colouring, object handling and lots of craft activities!

 
Alien plant day
Saturday 18 July, 11am-4pm

Explore the world of alien plants and find out how plants have been adapted by people. Come and learn more about coffee and tea plants or why not quiz our museum plant experts.

All events are free, most events are drop-in but some events may require booking on the day.
 
 
Whitworth Art Gallery Colourful Sunday at The Manchester Museum
Sunday 19 July, 1.30-3.30pm

On Sunday 19 July, the Whitworth Art Gallery's popular Sunday drop-in creative workshops will be held at The Manchester Museum.

Drop-in, Free, All ages
 
 
Festival of British Archaeology
Monday 20-Friday 31 July, 11am-4pm

Celebrate National Archaeology Festival at The Manchester Museum. Come and have a go at cave painting, make a woolly mammoth to take home or decorate a pot and smash it to pieces! (Weekdays only) 


We look forward to seeing you soon

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