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.
Have you ever thought about where the energy you use to move around comes from?
At our museum we’re incredibly lucky. Not only are we the caretakers of some amazing objects but of several unique buildings too.
We were honoured to host the Bank of England for the reveal of the scientific character who would appear on the new £50 note.
As one of those who lobbied for Alan Turing to be given a posthumous pardon for the ‘crime’ of being a homosexual, I am delighted that the Bank of England has announced that he will soon be given pride of place on the new £50 note.
We now know the next £50 note will be adorned by the mathematician, computer scientist, and cryptanalyst Alan Turing but there were many leading contenders for the honour, such as Stephen Hawking, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Dorothy Hodgkin.
You don’t need to be Indiana Jones to discover hidden secrets: come digging with us in our storerooms and an entire world of industrial heritage surprises are just a click away.
For the last fifty years, the Science and Industry Museum has told the stories of how Manchester’s innovators and entrepreneurs have changed the world.
To mark International Women in Engineering Day, meet Explainer Team Leader Pippi Carty-Hornsby and find out how she went from making paper dolls houses to building racing cars and working our historic cotton mill machines.
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.