Online Exhibitions & Displays
Explore our current exhibitions and displays, through multilingual interpretation too.
November 2019 – November 2020
Beauty and the Beasts
falling in love with insects
Our reactions may be based on personal experience, instinct, influenced by news stories, films or mythical tales. A world without insects would, in the end, be a world without people. Our exhibition Beauty and the Beasts; falling in love with insects invites you to take a closer look at the world of insects.
6 February 2020 – 19 April 2020
A Ming Emperor’s seat
This garden seat dates from the time of the Chinese Ming Emperor Wanli (reigned 1573-1620). It is set amongst some of the plants enjoyed by the Emperor and his court in the palace gardens. The exhibit celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Sir Percival David Collection at the British Museum and is a touring spotlight loan.
and Hidden stories
Have you ever wondered how minerals form, what they are used in and who was involved in getting Manchester Museum’s mineral collection out of the ground?