Thursday, June 09, 2011

Warrington Museum opens with mummy of teenage boy on display

Warrington Guardian

The Victorian building that was the north of England’s first public museum, has retained much of its 19th century charm, now complemented by a modern look and feel.

Now, revealed to the town, the Warrington Guardian is looking at four of the most interesting objects on show over the next four weeks.

This week, we look at the centrepiece to the world cultures display – a mummy of a teenage boy and a coffin.

The mummy was donated in 1885 while the coffin arrived some time later, and has now been restored to its original glory with the missing lid found at Manchester Museum.

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