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.
It’s clear to those visiting the Museum of Science and Industry that the buildings on the site have been around a lot longer than the museum itself, which has occupied them since 1983.
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.