If you think nature is something far away, think again - we are nature. Living Worlds explores the connections between all living things, including us, and shows how we can all shape the future by the choices we make. There may be lots of bad news stories, but look at the amazing things that still exist. Together we can help create a safe and secure future. Together, lots of tiny actions can change the world.
The gallery reveals a lot of the building's original architecture and includes a huge variety of stuffed animals (including favourites such as the Sperm Whale skeleton, Polar Bear and Tiger), all beautifully displayed with the help of European art and fashion show producer, villa eugénie.
Living Worlds has been shortlisted for the Design Week Awards 2012 in the Exhibition Design category and was shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Permanent Exhibition award 2012 .
Living Worlds App
We've developed a web app to accompany the Living Worlds gallery. Just like the gallery, the app is about the natural world and people’s relationships with it. You can explore information on the specimens and species on display, find out more information about the different species, as well as suggestions on how you can get more involved with nature, if you want to. There should be something of interest for everyone!
- You can upload your photos of our Living Worlds gallery to our Living Worlds Flickr group and have a look at photos from our launch event, including group photos with Steve Backshall.
- Find out what Steve Backshall thinks of the gallery in his audioboo interview with Creative Tourist
- To find our more about Living Worlds and nature, visit our Nature Manchester blog
- Visit The Museum Allotment page to find out about the allotment outside the Museum.
- Find out about The Manchester Museum Ice Bear, which came to Piccadilly Gardens 31 Mar-Tues 5 Apr 2011
- The winning entries and runners up from our eco-invention competition (which took place when Living Worlds first opened) are on Flickr to help inspire us all. A big thank you to everyone who entered - the entries were all amazing and inspiring and judging was very difficult!
- To find out more about biodiversity and how you can make a difference visit the Greater Manchester Biodiversity Project website.