Manchester Museum in United Kingdom


Manchester Museum



Typemuseum
Founded1867
AddressUniversity of,Oxford Rd
Zip-codeM13 9PL
PlaceManchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
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First floor in the museum in 1903.

First floor in the museum in 1903.
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Manchester Museum, located at University of,Oxford Rd, in Manchester, United Kingdom, was founded in 1867.

Manchester Museum has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

  1. . Received: 1941-00-00 Maharajah Species: Elephas maximus
    Born 1865 in Unknown Dead 1882 at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens



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Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford Road (A34) at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

The collection includes many famous animals, including Maharajah the Elephant and Maude the Tigon, both lived in Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo. The skull of Old Billy, the oldest horse in the world, who died aged 62. The collection also includes specimens from famous experts and researchers, including birds collected on the Galapagos by Charles Darwin in 1835. Maharajah’s skeleton was displayed in a small museum at the zoo for many years before it was sold to the Manchester Museum.


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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Manchester Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3045. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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