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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.

The Science and Industry Museum has welcomed the George Cross medal awarded to NHS England in 2021. To mark the occasion, Head Curator Lauren Ryall-Waite looks at Manchester’s historical role in the development of the UK’s public health services, including the NHS itself.

Associate Curator Tom Lean shares some festive reflections on a milestone year for an iconic object.

By Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx

Operation Ouch! Halloween Highlights

Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You is the museum’s most outrageous adventure yet. Ahead of 31 October, three famous faces have unveiled the exhibition’s ickiest experiences guaranteed to lift the spirits this Halloween.

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.

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