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.
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.
We’re celebrating the Baby computer’s 70th birthday by looking at some of the machines that it made possible.
To quote Bob Marley, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So what better way to enjoy this fine spell of weather we’re having than a quick look at our summery collection items? Deck chairs at the ready as we shine a light on our favourite sunshine objects.
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.
Nowadays, hopping on a plane from London to Edinburgh is common. But did you know that today marks 99 years since the first scheduled domestic air service in Britain?
Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years this September.