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At the museum

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.

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.

Cotton factories, Union Street, Manchester, around 1820

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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