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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.

Guidebook, London & North Eastern Railway, "The Holiday Handbook 1939", 1939, description of places of interest, accommodation adverts, cost new 6d, 923 pages, soft cover, cover illustration of bathing beauty, by M Dickars.

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.

Picture of the 1830 Warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry

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.

Pair of black trainers worn by David Threlfall used in the making of Shameless. Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

With thousands of runners set to pound the pavements this weekend in the Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames taking place just outside our window, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful items in our collection related to keeping yourself in the very best of health.

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