Join Manchester Museum curators and conservation team for our Hidden Treasures events.
Find out about the stories behind newly donated museum objects and find out how we care for this objects.
For families there will be chance to make your own Nature’s Library mini museums in our summer holiday activities.
Hidden Treasures: Rock Drop: Geology identification sessions Thursday 22 August, 2-3pm Drop-in, free, Collections Study Centre (Floor 3), all ages.
Our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, will be in the Collections Study Centre once a month to answer your questions and identify your rocks and fossils.
Hidden Treasures: Nature’s library mini museums Thursday 22 August-Tuesday 27 August, 11am-4pm: Drop-in, free, all ages.
Drop-in family workshop to make your own mini museum, inspired by our Nature’s Library gallery.
Hidden Treasures: Hidden Herbarium Thursday 22 August, 1-2pm Drop-in, free, all ages.
Join our Botany Curator, Rachel Webster, as she delves into a little explored plant collection from 19th century naturalist John Eddowes Bowman.
Hidden Treasures: New to the Museum Thursday 22, Friday 23 & Thursday 27 August, 2-3pm Drop-in, free, all ages.
Museum experts will talk about newly aquired objects. Thursday 22 August: With Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Campbell Price, talking about a Shabti of a priest-king Pinudjem II.
Friday 23 August: With trainee Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Anna Garnett, talking about blue painted Egyptian pottery.
Tuesday 27 August: With Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, talking about our Ichthyosaur fossil.
Hidden Treasures: Conservation on show Friday 23 August, 1-2pm Drop-in, free, all ages.
Meet the Museum’s conservation team and find out about their work – cleaning objects and helping to restore a cast of a pre-dynastic hippo bowl.
Hidden Treasures: Conservation in action Tuesday 27 August, 1-2pm Drop-in, free, all ages.
Meet the Museum’s conservation team and find out about their work – cleaning and caring for taxidermy specimens new and old.