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Manchester Museum – Lots of History to See

The other weekend Boyfriend-A, his housemates and I visited Manchester Museum. Manchester Museum is on Oxford Road, in the heart of Manchester City Centre and has free entry. It has lots of history to see including (click on any picture for full size image):

Manchester Museum Gorgosaurus Skeleton

Gorgosaurus Skeleton

Manchester Museum Gorgosaurus Information Board

Gorgosaurus Information Board

Manchester Museum Mammoth Skeleton (front)

Mammoth Skeleton (front)

Manchester Museum Mammoth Skeleton (side)

Mammoth Skeleton (side)

Many vases, bowls, etc. to view

Many vases, bowls, etc. to View

Manchester Museum A great Classic Weapons Collection

A great Classic Weapons Collection – If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse, I’m looting my weapons from here.

Manchester Museum Slavery Chains

Slavery Chains

My two favourite sections were the Egyptian section and Geology section. In the Egyptian section I was fascinated by the Soul Homes (photo below) and creepy looking mummy (also photographed below):

Egyptian Artefacts Manchester Museum

Egyptian Artefacts

Egyptian Soul Homes Manchester Museum

Egyptian Soul Homes

Egyptian Sarcophagus with Mummy Manchester Museum

Egyptian Sarcophagus with creepy looking Mummy

In ancient Egypt soul homes were for people who couldn’t afford a tomb to be built. Somewhere for their soul to live during the afterlife. Boyfriend-A couldn’t believe how bad my geography was, after I thought Egypt was in Europe. Apparently it’s in Africa.

We moved on to Geology section, with this rather nice quartz crystal cluster that I wanted to take home:

Geology Section Manchester Museum

Geology Section

Geology Section: A Large Quartz Cluster Manchester Museum

Geology Section: A Large Quartz Cluster

We finished with the main attraction a complete T-Rex Skeleton:

T-Rex Skeleton Manchester Museum

T-Rex Skeleton

A Random Room-sized Fish Skeleton Manchester Museum

A Random Room-sized Fish Skeleton

There’s lots of history to see at Manchester Museum, but more interactivity e.g. videos/staffed tours would have added to the experience.

Even so we had a great time. If you’ve never been, go and check it out. Oh and it has a good gift shop that is reasonably priced to.

Blog soon,

Antony



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  • friendly UK person says:

    It’s a baby sperm whale, not a random Fish. I put a longer comment in before but the spambot stopped me because how can I tell the difference between O and 0 on the spambot?

    • Antony says:

      Hi Friendly UK Person,

      Thanks for the comment. I did some research and it is indeed a baby sperm whale skeleton:

      Well done on identifying it! I couldn’t remember what it was when I wrote the blog post.

      Apologies that you had problems with the anti-spam WordPress Plugin. It blocks and prevents tens of thousands of spam comments. I use the best available WordPress anti-spam plugin, according to reviews. With WordPress anti-spam and comment Plugin’s it’s always hard to find the right balance between blocking and preventing spam and allowing genuine people to comment.

      It doesn’t sound like the anti-spam plugin has the right balance. It is regularly updated by the developers, so hopefully over time they will get the balance right.

      A x

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