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.
In 2016, the museum commissioned Peter Saville, a designer with strong links to Manchester, to design a range of glassware celebrating Manchester’s three rivers and the dancefloor at the Haçienda.
At the heart of the Museum of Science and Industry lie an exceptionally important historic site and a rich collection of objects and archives—caring for both occasionally presents challenges.
150 years ago, Liverpool Road Station (the museum’s historic site) was struck by the most catastrophic event in its history.
Volunteer Laura Cooper explains the science behind a popular activity in our Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition.
Science Museum Group Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield writes about the new possibilities opened up by materials like graphene, ahead of his In Conversation with Professor Andre Geim event at the museum.
If you visited the museum between April and June this year, you may well have seen a buzz of activity around the site. Project Collections Information Officer Rupinder Sandhu explains what’s been going on.