What connects a lab coat, a loom and the ancestor of modern computers to sci-fi classic, The Matrix? We dive down the rabbit hole to highlight the world-changing collections at the Science and Industry Museum that were part of the creative inspiration for our new neighbour Factory International’s opening show, Free Your Mind.
Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You is the museum’s most outrageous adventure yet. Ahead of 31 October, three famous faces have unveiled the exhibition’s ickiest experiences guaranteed to lift the spirits this Halloween.
As the Science and Industry Museum celebrate 40 years in Castlefield, we reflect on the past, present and future of our site of innovation and ideas that change the world.
In this blog post, Science and Industry Museum Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Alexander Appleton shares his research into the 19th century Manchester textiles firm Langworthy Brothers and Co., the business records of which are held in the collections.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, better known as ‘Baby’, we spoke to volunteers Eric Wright and Kira Lee about their time working with an iconic piece of computing history.
As a new £1m annual Manchester Prize is announced for ground-breaking AI research, we celebrate Manchester’s computing heritage and ideas that change the world.
Find out more about how we’ve brought the stories of industrial Manchester to life, by planting a brighter picture of the city’s past in our own outdoor spaces.
We are delighted to welcome PhD student, Kirat Sagoo, into our team at the Science and Industry Museum. In this blog post, Kirat introduces herself and her project. We’re looking forward to learning more about our collections as Kirat’s research progresses.
Ahead of Manchester Science Festival 2022 (21–30 October), we pull out some highlights for young visitors, lovers of both tech and the arts, and for those looking to test out their STEM skills.
Ladislav from Sow the City CIC reports on his research and discusses what the organisation has been up to in its facility at the Boiler House in Moss Side.
Frankie from Sow the City reports on the thinking behind the organisation’s Carbon Supermarket installation at Manchester Science Festival, and discusses why shopping for sustainable food is so important for addressing the climate emergency.