A transformed Manchester Museum reopened and welcomed more than 50,000 visitors in its first week
Following a £15 million transformation, Manchester Museum attracted more than 50,000 visitors in the first reopening week.
The revamped museum opened on 18 February and featured a suite of fascinating co-curated galleries. They include the South Asia Gallery, the UK’s first permanent space dedicated to the lived experience of the UK’s South Asian community; a new Chinese Culture Gallery; the Belonging Gallery, reflecting on what it means to belong; and Golden Mummies of Egypt. The latter offers visitors unparalleled access to the Museum’s world-leading Egyptology collection.
The Museum’s recently announced Spring programme includes a celebration of British Science Week on 15 March; family activities, such as those on Earth Day on 22 and 23 April; and a thought-provoking lecture addressing the dilemmas facing museums in the 21st century delivered by Professor of Public History, David Olusoga OBE. Museum Celebrates will showcase the incredible diversity of Manchester’s festivals, carnivals and religious celebrations. And the introduction of “Museum Lates” provides the opportunity to experience the galleries after hours with film screenings and other activities.
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