Urbis (Manchester) Reviews
Description:Museum of urban life in central Manchester. The centre features interactive exhibits and changing exhibitions on the ... more
Urbis (Manchester) ... subject of city life. Urbis challenges ideas and concepts relating to the development of cities and highlights both environmental and social issues that must be considered in the future development of the urban environment. Like many modern museums Urbis is highly interactive and is developed with education and learning as a key focus. Urbis' programme of changing exhibitions focuses on the culture of the modern city, with explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, photography, music and fashion.
Newest Review: ... staff and then directed to a lift that travels diagonally upwards all the way to the top floor. You view the exhibition from the top level downwards. I was very impressed by the lift (this is probably due to me being an engineer) - it has glass sides and you are able to see your progress as you travel along the 'track' that the lift follows (my kids loved this!). We went to Urbis to see a ... more
Customer Urbis (Manchester) Reviews (2)
by - written on 16/05/10 (Very useful, 36 readings)
Urbis is a museum devoted to exploring the concept of the city. It contains various exhibits explaining various aspects of city living, how cities 'work' and interactive features. The building is amazing, working in construction myself I feel it is a great feat of architecture and engineering. From outside, the building has a triangular profile, and looks like a large shard of glass embedded in the ground next to Victoria Station. When you enter the museum at ground floor level, you are greeted by the reception staff and then directed to a lift that travels diagonally upwards all the way to the top floor. You view the exhibition from the top level ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/07/03, updated on 13/07/03 (Very useful, 110 readings)
I try not to make a habit of finding myself in Manchester. The reason for that is very simple - I lived there for three years once. Now those of you who have never been to Manchester will be curious to know if it ever stops raining there - but like I said, I only lived there for three years so I'm not really able to tell you........ My brother recently got married to a lovely Mancunian girl (you're allowed to wish me "Mazal Tov" but please don't say "please god by you" and pinch my cheeks!) Unfortunately her family are United supporters but I'm just going to have to learn to live with that. The wedding was the reason that it ... Read the complete review
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