For the last fifty years, the Science and Industry Museum has told the stories of how Manchester’s innovators and entrepreneurs have changed the world.
To find out more about our guest authors, you can find their biographies at the end of each post.
100 years ago, John ‘Jack’ Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown did something no one had done before – they flew non-stop across the Atlantic. But they weren’t the only ones who were trying.
How can useless machines teach us about fundamental laws? And how can cartoonists and Wallace and Gromit inspire future engineers?
Trains changed the world in lots of ways but have you ever thought about how they changed another great Mancunian passion – football?
Can we create a machine to rewind time and retrieve the lost voices of the past? Computing pioneer Charles Babbage thought so.
As we bid farewell to Electricity: The spark of life, Charlotte Cantwell tells us about her experience as one of our fantastic exhibition volunteers.
If you’re heading down to the store you might be looking for lathes, hunting for hydrometers or searching for shuttles, but you might also discover an unexpected slice of history.
We’ve probably all felt the frustration of ordering clothes in ‘our size’ only to find they don’t fit—but can maths help?
Urban legend has it that electricity usage soars during ad breaks and at the end of big football games. But is it true? We investigated…
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, and have inspired countless artists, explorers, philosophers and scientists over the centuries, including Manchester’s own John Dalton.
We see structures transporting electricity across the country every day. But how many of you know what they’re actually called?
How do you transform history into music? How about engineering into notes or a train whistle into quavers and chords? A creative PhD project in collaboration with the museum is taking a look at how the story of our historic railway can be transformed into rhythm, melody and sound.