To celebrate the 189th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials, let’s take a look at how the names of the engines captured the spirit of the era, and how what you call something continues to shape how we think of the past and the future.
Kate is the Communications Officer at the Science and Industry Museum. She works within both marketing and PR, with a particular passion for social media. Her interests range from canals to quantum physics, and she is queen of the #onthisday tweets on @sim_manchester.
On 26 and 27 May, makers, inventors, engineers, coders and crafters from all over the North West will descend on the Museum of Science and Industry for our annual celebration of tinkering, building and creating, MakeFest.
Lots of people have been asking about the size of Tim Peake’s Sokol spacesuit, so we decided to answer this big question…
Today is the birthday of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, one of Manchester’s and Britain’s most prolific and important engineers.
If you visited the museum last year, you may have seen a film crew and some very enthusiastic young engineers-in-the-making working on a very special, top secret project.
From 29 September to 1 October, we welcome performance artist Nikhil Chopra to the museum. In this post, Communications Officer Kate Campbell-Payne discusses the significance of the event as well as her previous encounters with Chopra’s work.
Find out more about the artists joining Nikhil Chopra in Manchester for #NewNorthSouth
Our fidget spinner workshop has proved extremely popular with visitors this summer. But what exactly can you do with them?
Ahead of their appeareance at MakeFest 2017, Richard Watson from the North West Meccano Guild tells us more about the history of the organisation.
MakeFest returns to the museum on 19–20 August. In this post, a few of the makers tell us about what they have in store for the weekend.
If you’re bringing your family down to the museum this weekend, you’ll soon discover that not all superheroes wear capes.
On 18 May, cultural venues across the city will keep their doors open after closing time for Manchester After Hours, part of the national Museums At Night festival.