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Exhibitions and galleries

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.

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.

Historic Working Machinery Operating Technician Pippi Carty-Hornsby explains more about sustainable textiles, the current topic in our Textiles Gallery Conversation Space.

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.

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