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Black History Month 2011

Black History Month 2011

3 October 2011

The museum has various events and activities to celebrate Black History Month throughout October. 

We’re really pleased to announce that Viv Anderson’s England shirt is now on public display.  Viv very kindly loaned the shirt to us earlier in the year and since then it has been conserved in our Textile Conservation Studio so that it was ready to go on display.  The England shirt is the one Viv wore in 1978 as the first black footballer to play for England.  The match was at Wembley against Czechoslovakia, with England winning 1-0.  The shirt is on display in the Time Off? section of Main Gallery Two on the second floor.      

Come and see a special Living History performance.  Join us on Tuesday 25 October at 1.15pm for a performance of No Bed of Roses – from the Caribbean to Manchester.  Celebrate Black History Month and meet Gabrielle and help with her life changing decision to move from the Caribbean to Manchester in the 1950s.  Family Friendly activity.  Suitable for over 7s to adults.

If you’re visiting the look around the main galleries, why not follow our self-guided Black History Trail.  Answer the questions about objects or stories dotted around the museum galleries and find out lots of fascinating facts.  Pick up a copy of the trail (which is free) from the reception/information desk. 

The museum is open every day from 10.00am until 5.00pm.