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MBs' Trip Up the Nile

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The Old Sunday School
Heritage Centre
Roe Street
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 6UT

Tel: 01625 613210

MBs' Trip Up the Nile

Prices

Open Monday to Saturday, admission is free.

About

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 also fun interactive elements for younger visitors, and a special new educational workshop for schools to accompany the exhibition.

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Opening Times

Exhibition (3 Nov 2017 - 28 July 2018)
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