And so the planning begins…

Now that we are well and truly into our development phase for the Museum’s Courtyard Project, we’ve started to think about what questions we want to ask the public about our redevelopment. It’s really important for us to gauge what interests people – whether it’s temporary exhibition topics or content for our new South Asia gallery. We also want to know what everyone already loves about Manchester Museum and what we could strive to do better. All of this work will form part of our consultation on the new building and galleries and help us to make better decisions in the planning and execution of the project.

We’ve done quite a lot of consultation for other projects in the past and so we know that getting the questions right takes a bit of practice. Plus, it’s not always that fun to be answering questionnaires and surveys all the time. We want our consultation to be a bit more active and entertaining…so we got our Learning and Engagement team together last week to start thinking about this. We decided we wanted to start with our family visitors and so on Saturday July 30th at our Big Saturday on Climate Control, there’ll also be some pop up consultation activities…watch out for our special lily pad and other trial  activities you can get involved in!

Big Saturday: Climate Control

Sat 30 July: 11am – 4pm

Meet experts, experiment and create. 
See the Museum’s Climate Control exhibition and explore the idea that we can’t change the past but we can change the future, and how we can each make a difference to help create the world of our choice. Be inspired by the story of Manchester’s peppered moth, and create a moth headband of your own to take away. Look out for amazing Polar Bears and other Arctic wildlife, tropical frogs, and opportunities to rebuild a model Manchester.  Hands on activities for all the family.  
Part of European City of Science Events
Big Saturday planning well under way






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