Rating: 8,1/10 (4004 votes)Urbis - Museum of Urban Life - The largest exhibition center in Manchester, UK, opened in 2002. The opening of Urbis was timed to coincide with the reconstruction of the Exchange Square in the Millennium quarter. Inspection of the exposition, located in a seven-story building, begins from the topmost floor, where tourists take the elevator. To maintain the correct temperature in the building, modern technologies are used: adiabatic cooling in summer and a system for keeping warm in winter. According to the initial plan, Urbis was conceived as a museum telling about the life of the city. This exhibition was housed on five floors, and on the other two, various temporary and thematic exhibitions and changing exhibitions were held. However, this organization of the museum turned out to be unattractive for tourists, and the attendance was very low. In 2004, the city administration decided to transform the Urbis Museum into an exhibition center, whose expositions are dedicated to British pop culture, with an emphasis on the history and events of Manchester. The number of tourists also increased due to the fact that the management of the exhibition center canceled the entrance fee. In 2010, Urbis was closed to the public, due to the fact that the National Football Museum was moved here from Preston. Urbis reopened in the summer of 2012.
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