Our Manchester Gallery will be closing from Monday 1 October
Manchester Museum is undergoing a £13million transformation, hello future, working to become the most inclusive, caring and imaginative museum in the world. To enable this to happen some of our galleries will be closing and from Autumn 2018 we will be partially open.
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?