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Whitworth Park community archaeology and history day: Saturday 10 September

08 Sep 2011

Why are people digging in Whitworth Park? What do a bandstand, political rallies and bumble bees have in common?

Whitworth Park postcard

They are all parts of the Whitworth Park community archaeology project where Friends of Whitworth Park, local people, students and experts from the University are researching the social and natural history of the park.

When it was opened in 1890, Whitworth Park was a very different place to today. with a large lake, a bandstand, pavilions, a weather station, elaborate flowerbeds and covered walkways.

Find out more in our community open day:

  • 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm: Guided tours
    Join students and volunteers to find out more about the dig site and history of Whitworth Park.
    Free, Drop-in, Meet by
  • 11am-3pm: Memories Tent
    Share your memories of Whitworth Park with members from the Manchester Museum Youth Board.
    Free, Drop-in, suitable for all ages
  • 11am-3pm: Family activities
    Have a go digging in our mini-archaeological dig or explore the history and nature in the park with our treasure trail.
    Free, Drop-in, suitable for families