At our museum we tell some really big stories about science and industry, from the early days of the cotton and rail industries, when the speed of change was terrifying, to the science of the future, from robots to graphene and beyond.
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.
What does it take to create stunning images from behind the scenes at a museum?
With our Power UP gaming event nearly upon us, we take a look at how gaming is being used by big businesses to improve the customer experience.
As Power UP returns to Manchester this summer, we dive into the Ocean Software story and shine a light on the company’s history.
To celebrate the Baby computer’s 70th anniversary, volunteer Bob Geatrell has written a post on what it’s like to work with our replica of the machine that gave birth to modern computing.
Today (Thursday 5 July) is the first ever international LGBTSTEM Day, celebrating all the amazing LGBTQA+ folks who work in STEM careers. We’ve two special posts from our Explainers Hannah and Maxwell, who share their experiences of being out and proud in STEM.
The Great Exhibition of the North opens in Newcastle today, and several objects from our collection will be displayed during the Summer.
Baby looks and operates very differently to a modern computer, with a memory that uses a system of valves and tubes. But how exactly does its work?
Eric Wright, one of the volunteers who run our Meet Baby sessions, looks back at how the advent of computers had an impact on his life.