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MBs' Trip Up the Nile

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From 03/11/2017 to 02/08/2018

16/05/2018 - 21/05/2018

The Old Sunday School, Heritage Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UT

In 1873, Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter of a Macclesfield silk manufacturer, set off for Egypt with her companion Mary Booth (together, they were known as the MBs), her teenage nephew Alfred and servant George. They sailed the Nile in a boat they renamed ‘Bagstones’ after their home in Wincle, visited tombs, bazaars, made friends with other travellers and Egyptologists, and collected a wealth of incredible artefacts. A talented artist, Marianne captured many of their experiences and the sights they saw in her illustrated diary and sketchbooks. This exhibition brings together for the first time her collection alongside her drawings and diary excerpts, revealing her wit and giving real insight to this fascinating woman. There are fun interactive elements for younger visitors, and a special education session has been devised for schools to accompany the exhibition.

Vicky Griffiths

01625 612045

Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Free admission

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