To mark 100 years since the first radio broadcasts by the BBC, and in honour of the opening of the BBC 100 display at the museum, Curator of Television and Broadcast Lewis Pollard reflects on the importance of the BBC in Manchester over the last century.
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.
Community Partnerships Producer Claire Critchley looks at how our exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope has inspired a community group of writers to tell their stories.
To mark World Cancer Day (4 February), Roger Highfield, Science Director, asks the advisors to the world’s first major cancer exhibition for their views of the past and hopes for the future of the field.
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.
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.