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.
In this section, you’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum—from a day in the life of a volunteer and team building exercises, to the logistics of decanting our galleries or putting on a late event.
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?
There’s heritage transport, and then there’s Stephenson’s Rocket, built to run on the world’s first inter-city passenger railway.
We see structures transporting electricity across the country every day. But how many of you know what they’re actually called?
Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us on another sneak peak into the Science and Industry Museum archives. Here, he discusses how cataloguing descriptions can never quite live up to the experience of finding an unexpected and mysterious collections gem.