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Kate Campbell-Payne

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.

If you are coming to visit us over the next few months, you’re going to notice a lot of changes around the site and especially around the Power Hall building. Our second update looks at another milestone for the restoration of this iconic gallery.

Last September, the museum was thrilled to welcome the iconic Stephenson’s Rocket back to the place where it had worked over 180 years ago. But the time has now come to say goodbye as it continues its tour and moves on to our sister museum, the National Railway Museum in York.

To get you into the festive mood, here’s a trip into the Science Museum Group collections to find a very random but very *us* 12 Days of Christmas…

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.

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.