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This week at The Manchester Museum

02 Aug 2011

The Manchester Picnic (4-7 August) * Big Saturday: Summer on the allotment (6 August) * Rock Radio wedding (4 August)


The Manchester Picnic
Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 August 2011

On Sunday 7 August, The Manchester Museum will be going along with some Museum objects and activities to The Manchester Picnic in Piccadilly Gardens.

Piccadilly Gardens will be transformed into a foodie family oasis, with delicious food and drink stalls, large themed picnic area and bags of family entertainment. The Manchester Picnic is the perfect picnicky day out.

Enjoy award-winning alfresco cuisine from Manchester’s top eateries; Abode, Aumbry, Harvey Nichols, Mint Hotel and The Mark Addy will dish up delicious seafood salads, picnic hampers, smoothies, home-made vegetable crisps, strawberries & cream, lemonade – and we welcome Robert Owen Brown’s Marvellous Meat Emporium.

Plus join the Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Sunday 7 August. As well as kids’ workshops with The Manchester Museum, you can dance along with Twinkle the Bear. Special Build a Bear goodie bags for the first 100 best-dressed teddy’s are up for grabs (terms & conditions apply), plus the picnic’s best-dressed bear will win a five-person family tent (worth £170) and camping games from GO Outdoors.

For more information, visit:


Big Saturday: Summer on the allotment
Saturday 6 August 2011 (11am-4pm)

Come along and learn what veg you can grow, get top tips about composting, join Cracking Good Food for a food workshop, learn all about sun safety, visit the RSPB stall and find out how you can attract different birds to your garden.

See one of the family-friendly films: The Four Seasons or Bugs and Insects. Get crafty making windmills and garden bugs. Make planters from found materials in our crafty workshop.

See and touch some objects from our allotment handling box, which includes a 17th century watering can, medals from Manchester agricultural shows, dried pea plants found on the banks of the River Mersey, ancient Egyptian farming tools and a wide range of garden insects.

Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages


Rock Radio wedding
4 August 2011

On 4 August 2011, Dewsbury and Jo from Rock Radio are getting married in our Fossils gallery, along with two other couples.

For more about the wedding, visit:

To find out about holding your wedding in the Museum, visit:


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