Regional meet ups
January 28, 2020
PMO Co-ordinator – Estates, The Royal Parks, The Old Police House, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
February 14, 2020

AHI North Go to Manchester – Friday 28 February

Join us in Manchester to explore three heritage sites with wide-ranging interpretive ideas. We've put together a visit that involves minimal walking, but plenty of interpretive inspiration....

10am onwards – Meet in the cafe on the ground floor of Central Library –there’ll be an AHI Journal on the table. The building is very close to St Peter's Square tram stop, or a 10-15 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria stations. There is a small library/archive display to view right by the cafe for anyone arriving early.

11am – Visit Manchester Jewish Museum's pop-up museum. While MJM is closed for a major redevelopment, they have set up a temporary home in Central Library where they can continue to engage with audiences. Gareth Redston, Head of Programmes, will show us their displays and tell us about their plans for the future.

12noon – Visit The Portico Library, a Georgian membership library with an ambitious exhibition and engagement plan, just 5 mins away. The library is on the first floor of a listed building and there is no lift. Please see the access statement and let us know if you would like any assistance. Thom Keep, Librarian, will introduce the Portico and describe their vision.

1pm – Lunch at Manchester Art Gallery café (again just 5 mins away), or elsewhere if you prefer. (There is a free 20-minute introduction tour at 2pm if anyone wants to join that).

2pm-ish – Visit Out of the Crate at Manchester Art Gallery. Part exhibition, part open-storage, this display uses intriguing interpretation, some co-created and some aimed at specific access audiences. Head off home from here whenever you need to – we will be able to explore the Gallery until 5pm. You might also want to see their dedicated family gallery or other temporary exhibitions.

Please let us know by Wednesday 26 February at the latest if you plan to come along. To confirm or find out more, contact Sue Latimer: email: or tel: 01772 731051.