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MBs' Trip Up the Nile

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

Tel: 01625 613210

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About Us

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.

Guide Prices

Open Monday to Saturday, admission is free.

Opening Times

Exhibition (3 Nov 2017 - 28 July 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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