Nature’s Library

Manchester Museum

A celebration of the diversity of life within a Grade II* listed building

Architecture, Exhibition Design, Gallery Design, Selected

We were appointed as architect and interpretive designer for the refurbishment of Nature’s Library gallery, a permanent gallery within the Grade II* listed Manchester Museum designed by Alfred Waterhouse.

The new permanent exhibition celebrates the full breadth of the museum’s collection and provides an insight into how the museum accumulated these objects and specimens. Visitors gain an understanding of how researchers and the public alike make use of the objects, to develop an understanding of the natural world.


Manchester Museum


Manchester, UK


Exhibition Design


Studio ZNA
Nick Bell Design

photography: David Lambert