The Science and Industry Museum has welcomed the George Cross medal awarded to NHS England in 2021. To mark the occasion, Head Curator Lauren Ryall-Waite looks at Manchester’s historical role in the development of the UK’s public health services, including the NHS itself.
Science Director, Roger Highfield, profiles the life and work of Adrian Owen, the extraordinary neuroscientist who devised our new online study, open to all, of the elusive relationship between body and mind.
Science Director Roger Highfield invites you to take part in a major new study exploring the relationship between brain and body, to help push back the boundaries of neuroscience and discover more about how your own brain works.
Are you struggling for Christmas gift ideas this year? Our collections could provide all the festive inspiration you need.
Associate Curator Tom Lean shares some festive reflections on a milestone year for an iconic object.
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.