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BBC project 'A History of the World' at the Manx Museum
A History of the World
10 objects from the Isle of Man have been chosen for A History of the World

A History of the World is a unique partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and museums up and down the country.

During half term, curators at the Manx Museum will be leading tours of the objects chosen to represent the IOM.

Each of the objects has a unique and significant story that earned it a place in the Manx list.

They have been on display since January but the tours will give an opportunity to learn more details from the experts.

The curators will be on hand to explain why the objects were chosen.

A History of the World is a unique partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and museums up and down the country.

These 10 objects have a specific story to tell about the Manx place in world history.
Curator, Allison Fox

Allison Fox, Curator of Archaeology said "Every object in the museum collection has a story to tell but these 10 have a specific story to tell about the Manx place in world history.

"Myself and my fellow curators are looking forward to being able to share the details and intricacies of these very special objects. We also want to hear feedback from the public on what they would have chosen to represent the island".

Some of the objects can be found at other locations around the island. The Leece museum in Peel houses the Vases from World War One and is open daily.

Archibald Knox designed clock: Manx National Heritage
Archibald Knox designed this Liberty commissioned clock on the island

Thorwald's Cross can be found at Andreas Church and a replica can be found at the Manx Museum in Douglas. The original Sword of State is in Tynwald where tours are held regularly.

Do you agree the chosen objects sum up the island's place and influence in world history?

Manx National Heritage and BBC Isle of Man would love to hear which objects you would choose. There is a comments box at the museum or you could post your ideas on the History of the World website .

The tours commence from the Manx Museum reception daily at 11am and 2pm from Monday 15 February to 19 February.

For further information you can contact Outreach and Learning Support Officer Katie King, on 01624 648000.




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