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Manchester Museum description and photos - Great Britain: Manchester. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Manchester Museum.
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The Manchester Museum is part of the University of Manchester. Its collections number over six million exhibits, and the museum serves as both a research center and a museum open to the public.
The museum exposition is based on the collections of the Manchester Society of Natural History and the Manchester Geological Society, collected in the 19th century. In 1867, due to financial difficulties of the society, these collections were transferred to Owen College (now the University of Manchester). For the construction of the new building of the museum, the college invited Alfred Waterhouse, the author of the architectural project of the London Museum of Natural History.
In 1912, the museum's exposition significantly expanded due to the "Egyptian collections", donated to the museum by local industrialist Jess Howarth, who sponsored archaeological excavations and research.
The museum is constantly expanding, acquiring new exhibits and increasing its area. The museum received a ? 12.5 million grant in 1997 and reopened in 2003 after a major renovation. The museum's latest notable acquisition is a replica of the skeleton of a tyrannosaur nicknamed Stan.
The museum is famous for its entomological and mineralogical collections, and the collection of molluscs is the largest in the UK.
Of particular interest is the collection dedicated to the art of archery, with more than 2000 exhibits from Europe, Asia and Africa.
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