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Katie Belshaw is Curator of Industrial Heritage here at the Science and Industry Museum. She looks after the museum’s industry collections and is working on the development of a new gallery about Manchester’s growth into the world’s first modern, industrial city.

In this blog, Senior Curator of Industrial Heritage Katie Belshaw examines Manchester’s unique relationship with rain, the industries that have been born out of its reputation for precipitation and the scientists whose study of drizzle helped drive their discoveries.

In the third in a series of posts celebrating the Science and Industry Museum’s 50th anniversary, our curator of industrial heritage, Katie Belshaw, tells us of a childhood visit to the museum that left a lasting impression.

Ancoats in Manchester city centre was recently dubbed one of the hippest places in the world to live, but it hasn’t always been that way. Here, curator Katie Belshaw looks at the area’s industrial past; you know, before it was cool…

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