The Exploratorium gallery at the Manx Museum has today (Friday) reopened its doors with a brand-new theme.
‘Curious Curators’ is inspired by world exploration in the age of sail.
Building on the success of the venue’s Motorsport inspired play gallery, the Exploratorium has been re-dressed in a ‘Curious Curators’ theme to mark the centenary of the Manx Museum and to complement the MUSEUM 100 Exhibition which is currently running, featuring a kaleidoscope of treasures.
The re-dressed Exploratorium, which offers an interactive gallery space for all ages, incorporates various items including vintage world maps, globes and cabinets stocked with unusual nautical curios.
Katie King, Manx National Heritage Curator for Art & Social History, said:
“The Exploratorium is one of the most popular galleries at the Manx Museum and encourages visitors to have fun, whilst engaging with real objects. Every year we re-imagine the space with a new story and ‘Curious Curators’ will celebrate world adventure on the high seas in the age of sail. We hope that many jolly nautical adventures take place as our younger visitors are encouraged to spot curious objects drawn from our collections. In the New Year we will also be launching ‘Tiny Treasures’, giving young people the opportunity to exhibit their very own collections within the gallery space.”
The ‘Curious Curators’ Exploratorium at the Manx Museum is open Monday to Sunday, 9:30am until 4:30pm. Admission is free.