Manchester Museum’s monthly free Big Saturdays are gifts to all parents everywhere as brilliant ways to immerse yourselves together creatively in a topic which can otherwise seem a bit “schooly”.
Lucky for us that their first Big Saturday of the year sees the building transformed into a hive of creativity and family activities inspired by acclaimed artist Reena Saini Kallat’s stunning new solo exhibition, that explores ideas of identity, memory, history and the natural world.
Part of the city’s New North & South: South Asia art and culture programme 2017–18 across Manchester, Kallat’s art has been inspired by the incredible natural history collection at Manchester Museum (the UK’s leading university museum), and family visitors can take inspiration and do the same. Interactive creative activities for all the family alongside learning more about the natural world around us and our place within it sounds like a win win event to us.
We love that the relaxed nature of these events mean you can stay for 5 minutes or 5 hours and provide a supportive environment which is brilliant for boffins, those new to the subjects explored and all those somewhere inbetween.
We love that the origins of Manchester Museum are so tied up to the development of the world’s first industrial city and that the museum, like its city continues the thirst for improvement and knowledge in science, arts and culture today.