We’re celebrating the Baby computer’s 70th birthday by looking at some of the machines that it made possible.
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.
Think of a scientist. What do you picture? The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.
Ahead of our retro gaming event Power UP, we invited our friends and Lower Byrom Street neighbours from the Crystal Maze to tell us what they think makes the 90s the best decade ever.
The buildings of Liverpool Road station are one of the most incredible things about the site on which the Museum of Science and Industry sits—but a huge fire over 150 years ago almost destroyed these historic structures.
The Morson Maker Space at the University of Salford has just celebrated its first birthday! The Maker Space encompasses all things good about the university’s mission to transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential.
Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years this September.
Following the announcement that Power UP will return to Manchester this summer, we take a look at some of the most influential characters in gaming’s long history.
Today marks the 40th anniversary since aviator David Cook used his modified Volmer VJ 23E hang-glider, powered by a go-kart engine, to cross the English Channel in 1978. The hang-glider is now part of our collection here at the museum, and to mark the occasion, Assistant Curator Lewis Pollard spoke to David about his historic journey.