We have eight permanent galleries and various exhibition spaces. From interactive family fun to the history of Manchester’s industrial heritage, find out more about the subjects we cover and the objects we display with blog posts from our team and guest authors.
Conservation and Collections Care Manager Rachel Rimmer takes us through the not inconsiderable task of decanting all collection objects from the Air and Space Hall.
In this post, we explore how researchers in Manchester, past and present, have led the way in the cancer revolution.
Whether you’re a patient, family member or friend, healthcare professional or scientist, we want to hear from you to create a new collection of stories to complement our Cancer Revolution exhibition.
After over three years in the making, the brand-new Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope exhibition is now open.
As the festive season gathers pace, our Archives Manager Jan Hicks, who curated Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, looks at some of the Christmas gifts and cards sent out by Factory Records over the years.
Use Hearing Protection exhibition originators Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft and exhibition curator for the Science and Industry Museum, Jan Hicks, explain how they developed the exhibition concept, and why it doesn’t include the Haçienda.
Senior Curator Katie Belshaw explains more about Global Threads, a collaboration between the museum and UCL exploring Manchester’s global cotton connections.
In celebration of the Use Hearing Protection exhibition, writer, broadcaster and music journalist Jon Savage uncovers the foundations of Factory Records.
Historic Working Machinery Operating Technician Pippi Carty-Hornsby explains more about sustainable textiles, the current topic in our Textiles Gallery Conversation Space.
Is ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ a new idea? Associate Curator Abi Wilson delves into the history of sustainability in the textiles industry.
On the 40th anniversary of the release of FAC 49 Little Voices, Archives Manager and curator of Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records Jan Hicks explores the collaborative, cross-pollinating world of Factory Records.
Archives Manager and Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks explores how pioneering Factory Records was when it came to recording technology and techniques.