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Manchester Gallery

The ‘Manchester Gallery’ is devoted to the links between the Museum’s collection and the people and history of Manchester.

Manchester Gallery

The ‘Manchester Gallery’ is devoted to the links between the Museum’s collection and the people and history of Manchester.

Central to the gallery are two animals from Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo. ‘Maharajah’ was a famous circus elephant who walked with his keeper from Edinburgh to the zoo in 1872.  ‘Maude’ was a tigon, a hybrid cross between a male Tiger and a female Lion.

The gallery discusses how different objects in the collection came to be in Manchester.

  • Who gave them to the Museum?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What can they tell us about the world we live in?