Michael Bailey, author of Rocket: A history of a pioneering locomotive, talks about the engineering that set Rocket apart from its rivals.
Our collection documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. In this section of the blog, we want to shine a light upon the achievements and experiences of the people behind those stories.
To celebrate the 189th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials, let’s take a look at how the names of the engines captured the spirit of the era, and how what you call something continues to shape how we think of the past and the future.
October 2018 is the 110th anniversary of the Manchester Electrical Exhibition, held at Platt Fields in the Rusholme area of Manchester.
With International Cat Day, World Lion Day and Erwin Schrödinger’s birthday all happening over the last week, we were inundated by requests (or, complaining mews) from the museum’s feline friends for a cat blog…
One of the most poignant objects to be added in to the textiles gallery is a tiny pair of leather children’s clogs dating from around 1870.
Archivist Ceri Forster has been selecting shipper’s tickets from our huge collection to be displayed in the textiles gallery.
As the opening date for our refreshed Textiles Gallery approaches, we go behind the scenes with Exhibitions Project Manager Jane Brown to find out what’s involved.