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Telling the diverse story of Manchester through the ages, this museum explores and celebrates the city’s eclectic history.
Following a major transformation in 2022, Manchester Museum boasts a number of galleries with the museum’s communities at its heart, including the South Asia Gallery. Co-curated with South Asia Gallery Collective and in partnership with the British Museum, the gallery explores the lived experiences and contributions of the South Asian diaspora, particularly in connection to Manchester’s history.
Other spaces include the vast Exhibition Hall, where a lively programme of exhibitions dives into the past, present and future, the Lee Having Chinese Culture Gallery with a focus on stories of migration, friendship and collaboration between the UK and China, and the Belonging Gallery – led by Alexandra P Alberda, the museum’s Curator of Indigenous Perspectives, this unique gallery reflects on what it means to belong somewhere.
The museum particularly explores important topics relevant to Manchester’s communities, such as the city’s history of colonialisation alongside language, sound, music, dance and more. Other spaces include a dinosaur display, a prayer room, quiet room and therapy room, and the museum’s collection contains a number of intriguing artefacts and stunning works of art. And all of this is housed inside the shell of a spectacular neo-Gothic building in the centre of Manchester.
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The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.