You may be surprised to learn that our ‘Great Western Warehouse’ (formerly ‘Main Building’) has been renamed ‘New Warehouse’. What’s so new about it?
To find out more about our guest authors, you can find their biographies at the end of each post.
Consultant curator Paul Bonaventura talks about the thinking behind the amazing artworks that were specially commissioned for Electricity: The spark of life.
We take a look at the work our conservation team did with two of the more unusual objects in our Electricity exhibition, the electric eel and the red phonebox.
Michael Bailey, author of Rocket: A history of a pioneering locomotive, talks about the engineering that set Rocket apart from its rivals.
With Halloween around the corner we’ve got pumpkins on the brain. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of the waste from inside the pumpkin?
You’ve heard about it raining cats and dogs, but a levitating frog? If you’ve been to see our new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life, you may well have seen a video featuring a frog suspended in space. And you may well be wondering what artist John Gerrard was thinking when he created his levitating frog. Let us explain.
Find out more about the conservation science being showcased by Chester Zoo and the University of Manchester at this year’s Manchester Science Festival.
Electricity. It is central to our existence. We use it without thinking about it, and only notice it when it is not there.
When is a magical illusion not a magical illusion? When it’s a maths trick that will make you see the world in a new way.
Ben Ingham, from power network operator Electricity North West, shares the key innovative kit that keeps power flowing.
Beat boxers can make an amazing array of sounds using their mouths, tongues and throats. But what’s the science behind how they do it?
We asked historian Shirin Hirsch from our neighbours, People’s History Museum, to explain the politics of the time around 1830 and why the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway turned out to be such a rebellious and highly charged day.