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Manchester Centre for Archaeology and Egyptology

Students looking at artefacts in Manchester Museum

Museums

Archaeology at Manchester is closely linked with the Manchester Museum.

The Manchester Museum offers opportunities for original research undertaken by academics and students on campus, and for engagement with the public through an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and activities.

The Archaeology Gallery showcases a selection from the Museum's 70,000-strong archaeology collection, including Roman inscriptions, ancient Greek artefacts and prehistoric artefacts.

Our collection of around 18,000 objects from ancient Egypt and Sudan is one of the most significant in Europe, and includes material from prehistoric times through to Roman, Christian and Islamic times.

The Numismatic Collection houses 70,000 coins, medals and related material, including ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine. In addition, there are north-west European Iron Age coins, and coins from Parthia, South Asia and China.

Archaeology exhibitions are a popular feature of Manchester Museum's public programme. Over the last ten years, several temporary exhibitions have been shown, including Lindow Man A Bog Body Mystery, Figurines from Koma Land Ghana, Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics, Making Monuments on Rapa Nui, Nature Through Roman Eyes and a UK touring show, Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed.

Blogs

Keep up to date with archaeology-related activities at the Manchester Museum by reading the following blogs:

Events

Find out more about events related to the Manchester Museum and archaeology.

Community Curators: Inside the Pharmacy Collection

10:30 - 13:00 23 August 2019

Fully Booked Have you ever wanted to discover the hidden world behind the scenes of a museum? Or want to have a go at academic research? Become a researcher for a day and join us in our quest to analyse the pharmacy collection at the Manchester Museum. Housed in the Museum’s Herbarium, the Materia Medica collection consists of over 800 speci..

Community Curators: Inside the Pharmacy Collection

14:00 - 15:30 23 August 2019

Fully Booked Have you ever wanted to discover the hidden world behind the scenes of a museum? Or want to have a go at academic research? Become a researcher for a day and join us in our quest to analyse the pharmacy collection at the Manchester Museum. Housed in the Museum’s Herbarium, the Materia Medica collection consists of over 800 speci..

Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege

11 April - 02 October 2019

Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege exhibition, developed in collaboration with The Partition Museum in India. This commemorative exhibit gives voice to the untold stories of the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the events surrounding that fateful day in Punjab. In collaboration with The Partition Museum, Amritsar museum in..

Summer Family Activities - Lost Words

30 July - 29 August 2019

Summer Family Activities - Lost Words Discover, Share and Create with us this summer. Tuesdays – Thursdays 2-4pm From Tues 30 July to Thurs 29 Aug Join us for family friendly arts and crafts activities inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words.’ ‘The Lost Words’ written by Robert Mcfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris draws attent..

Summer Friendly Fridays, See, Make & Do

09:15 - 11:30 23 August 2019

Summer Friendly Fridays: 9.15-11.30am Friendly Fridays - our summer daytime See, Make and Do autism friendly sessions will be running on Fri 16, Fri 23 and Fri 30 Aug. Join us for activities at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families and carers, and siblings. Activities take place in the Muse..

Summer Family Activities - Lost Words

27 - 29 August 2019

Summer Family Activities - Lost Words Discover, Share and Create with us this summer. Tuesdays – Thursdays 2-4pm From Tues 30 July to Thurs 29 Aug Join us for family friendly arts and crafts activities inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words.’ ‘The Lost Words’ written by Robert Mcfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris draws attent..

Invisible Women

19:00 - 20:30 29 August 2019

Join us for a screening of the film Invisible Women. Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights as women and as lesbians. Their work has revolutionised Manchester whilst transforming the lives of thousands of women and yet no record of them exists in the city’s archives; theirs is a..

Summer Friendly Fridays - See, Make & Do

09:15 - 11:30 30 August 2019

Summer Friendly Fridays: 9.15-11.30am Friendly Fridays - our summer daytime See, Make and Do autism friendly sessions will be running on Fri 16, Fri 23 and Fri 30 Aug. Join us for activities at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families and carers, and siblings. Activities take place in the Museu..

Documenting history: Book Panel Event

18:00 - 20:00 05 September 2019

Documenting history: Book Panel Event (In partnership with Blackwell’s) Why should Jallianwala Bagh be remembered? How can we understand what really happened that day in 1919? Hear from authors who have researched and written about the massacre that happened 100 years ago, and why it’s important for both Britain and India to commemorate i..

See, Make & Do at the Museum

09:15 - 10:30 14 September 2019

See, Make and Do at the Museum: 9.15-10.30am Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families and carers, and siblings. Activities take place before the Museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too. See objects, do activities & make crea..

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