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Archery

The collection of over 4,000 objects consists of archery material from all over the world.

Manchester Museum is transforming and construction work is well underway - our two-storey extension has been built and the stunning South Asia Gallery and Exhibition Hall have been created. Now we are getting to the really exciting bit... the final phase of construction!

Although we are delighted to reach this important milestone, it is with a heavy heart that we have temporarily closed our doors to the public so that this phase of work can take place safely.

The museum is now closed until February 2023, for more information please visit our hello future page

Archery

The collection of over 4,000 objects consists of archery material from all over the world. The core of the collection was donated in 1946 by Ingo Simon, a life-long researcher into the development of the bow, and a skilled and dedicated archer.

His flight-shot in 1914 of 462 yards was a world record until 1933. He died in 1964, and his widow Erna, herself an accomplished archer and Lady World Champion in 1937, endowed a Trust in 1970 prior to her death in 1973, for the purpose of conserving and developing the collection.