Photography :: Ancient Worlds

Ever since I moved to Manchester, the Museum has been one of my favourite places to visit, and not just because they have a T-Rex! My friends and I used to spend hours roaming round and round the halls, discovering something new on each visit. But even when I don’t go there to discover, it’s just a lovely peaceful building to be in.

The Ancient Worlds gallery has just been refurbished by Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams architects, and finally reopened last week. I remember it as a dark, claustrophobic space, but it has now been transformed into a light and airy series of open rooms and walkways.

I also took a couple of pictures of the Living Worlds gallery, which was refurbished last year. This one was always my favourite!

All images © Sarah Grace Logan 2012


Anybody in Manchester or thereabouts, I highly recommend a visit.


About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.


  1. catherinelumb

    So glad you like it – I work at the Museum (I’m one of the education officers) and I think that Ancient Worlds is a fantastic improvement. My fave bit has to be the mass collection cases – all those shabti figures, lamps, glass and stone vessels! Amazing! 8o)
    Fantastic photographs as well, I especially love the Egyptian pottery, you captured so much detail!

    • That’s very cool 😀 I work for the architects, so it’s been really exciting watching it progress! I agree, the mass collections are brilliant, and I was really taken with the case of shabti figures!

      Thank you, it was only a quick trip and I didn’t have the tripod so it was quite a rush job, I’m glad some of them came out okay!

  2. I love the Museum! It was my haven from dissertation when I was holed up in the library next door writing it. I haven’t been in a while though, I’ll have to give it a re-visit.

    Also, is that ram (okay, maybe not a ram but I’m not sure what it is!) wearing a blue knit jumper?

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