Our colleagues at our sister museum in Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum, have unearthed a wonderful selection of images of life in early-to-mid 20th century Manchester.
Beyer, Peacock and Co. was well-known for manufacturing steam locomotives, but also considered making motor cars, as our archives reveal.
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Down here in the conservation department, we have been working hard for the past few months on the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition, Electricity: The Spark of Life, which will make its way to our new Special Exhibitions gallery.
It’s clear to those visiting the Museum of Science and Industry that the buildings on the site have been around a lot longer than the museum itself, which has occupied them since 1983.
In 2016, the museum commissioned Peter Saville, a designer with strong links to Manchester, to design a range of glassware celebrating Manchester’s three rivers and the dancefloor at the Haçienda.
Graphene has been subjected to a great deal of hype its whole life. What effect has this had?