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.
For the 2018 Manchester Science Festival, audio visual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast will be creating a giant interactive black hole experience in our historic 1830 Warehouse, titled Distortions in Spacetime.
Seeing Sound: A Chromethesia Concert is one of the most popular events to have been announced for Manchester Science Festival 2018. We caught up with David McFarlane, the man behind the event, to find out more.
Ahead of her Manchester Science Festival debut, we spoke to Shobana Jeyasingh about her Spanish flu inspired dance installation, Contagion.
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.
Our official Manchester Science Festival poem, What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow, pays tribute to the city’s place as the home of invention, and references some of the most amazing events to experience at this year’s festival.
Manchester Science Festival teamed up with the BBC to stream three live experiments from the museum during Opera Passion Day, the BBC’s biggest-ever celebration of opera.
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