As the Science and Industry Museum celebrate 40 years in Castlefield, we reflect on the past, present and future of our site of innovation and ideas that change the world.
In this section, you’ll find posts on newsworthy events and stories related to the museum, from festival headliner announcements to progress reports on our new gallery.
As a new £1m annual Manchester Prize is announced for ground-breaking AI research, we celebrate Manchester’s computing heritage and ideas that change the world.
In this post, Volunteer Manager Katie Powell reflects on her and other colleagues’ work volunteering in vaccination centres across Manchester, helping to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine and make sure everyone gets their shot.
To mark the start of Manchester Science Festival’s programme on climate and ideas for a better world, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reflects on how Greater Manchester’s vision of becoming carbon-neutral by 2038 will also mean the city is primed to influence future progress and lead the next Industrial Revolution, through a zero-carbon economy.
We were honoured to host the Bank of England for the reveal of the scientific character who would appear on the new £50 note: Alan Turing.
An unexpected link between the complexity of storms on the Sun and solar activity has been revealed by a citizen science experiment which could help improve forecasting of potentially devastating space weather on Earth.
For the last fifty years, the Science and Industry Museum has told the stories of how Manchester’s innovators and entrepreneurs have changed the world.
There’s heritage transport, and then there’s Stephenson’s Rocket, built to run on the world’s first inter-city passenger railway.
This year’s British Science Week theme is all about journeys, so we spoke to some of our amazing female STEM Ambassadors about their journey to their careers, and asked for some sage advice for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.