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.
What does it take to create stunning images from behind the scenes at a museum?
One of the most poignant objects to be added in to the textiles gallery is a tiny pair of leather children’s clogs dating from around 1870.
Archivist Ceri Forster has been selecting shipper’s tickets from our huge collection to be displayed in the textiles gallery.
As the opening date for our refreshed Textiles Gallery approaches, we go behind the scenes with Exhibitions Project Manager Jane Brown to find out what’s involved.
To mark Friday 13th, we find out how the entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution relied not only on ambition for success but were also deeply superstitious.
You guys loved our Robots quiz, and we know you’ve loved having Tim Peake’s spacecraft here—so to mark its final week at the museum, here’s a quiz all about space!
The historic Textiles Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry is to receive a facelift ahead of summer—meaning there will be more objects on display and better hands-on activities than ever before.
Our Robots exhibition closed on April 15—but for our exhibitions team that wasn’t the end of the story.
Lots of people have been asking about the size of Tim Peake’s Sokol spacesuit, so we decided to answer this big question…
As we say a fond farewell to our Robots exhibition and send our cyborgs up North to Newcastle, we take a look back on the things we’ve learnt over the last six months.
It seems as if robots are everywhere these days, so it was no surprise to hear that our autonomous chums are being sent into one of the most hostile and underexplored areas on the planet—the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
Today is the birthday of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, one of Manchester’s and Britain’s most prolific and important engineers.