Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics is the latest exhibition to open at Manchester Museum.

This exhibition will examine and explore how the role of Manchester’s Whitworth Park has changed over time. The displays are the result of a local archaeology project and the myriad of objects reflect the important role that the park has played for the local community over the years. Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics will appeal to those with an interest in social and local history and reveal some surprising secrets about this popular city park.

On Tuesday 24 June at 6pm there is an opportunity to meet the exhibition’s project team as they share the fascinating discoveries from their dig. Find out more about excavation and excavation surveys, methods used and what archaeology can tell us. Enjoy spotlight talks on some of the key artefacts in the exhibition, including, clay pipes and glass bottles, postcards, and toys. Have the opportunity to get a closer look at some of these objects. Hear about future plans for Whitworth Park.

There will also be an exclusive tour of the exhibition. All are welcome.

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Posted by Anna Bunney, Public Programmes, Manchester Museum