As cotton spinning returns to the region, here at the Museum of Science and Industry we are gearing up to re-tell the astonishing story of Manchester’s growth into the world’s first modern industrial city.
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.
At the heart of the Museum of Science and Industry lie an exceptionally important historic site and a rich collection of objects and archives—caring for both occasionally presents challenges.
The first rule of archives? Nobody talks about archives.
Today is the 200th birthday of Edward Taylor Bellhouse—if that name doesn’t mean very much to you, then you need to take a closer look at our Air and Space Hall.
In the first of a new series marking significant dates related to items in our collection, Senior Curator Meg McHugh looks at John Bright, a popular politician during the Victorian era who was instrumental in bringing about electoral reforms.