MBs’ Trip Up the Nile - Monday 30th October 2017 - Saturday 28th July 2018

Exhibition - The Old Sunday School

MBs’ Trip Up the Nile
In 1873, Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter of a Macclesfield silk manufacturer, set off for Egypt with her companion Mary Booth (together, they were known as the MBs), her teenage nephew Alfred and servant George. They sailed the Nile in a boat they renamed ‘Bagstones’ after their home in Wincle, visited tombs, bazaars, made friends with other travellers and Egyptologists, and collected a wealth of incredible artefacts.
A talented artist, Marianne captured many of their experiences and the sights they saw in her illustrated diary and sketchbooks. This exhibition brings together for the first time her collection alongside her drawings and diary excerpts, revealing her wit and giving real insight to this fascinating woman.
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Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Contact

01625 613210

Visiting times

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Prices

Admission is free