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Step back to a time when electricity was an exciting new phenomenon and discover how these vintage bulbs played a part in a grand new scheme of electric lighting.
Is it the rain that binds Manchester, UK and San Francisco, USA? Or perhaps the fog? Or the amazing music scene?
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.
*(or a Flake, or a Dairy Milk, or a Kinder Egg)
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.
What’s love got to do with computing? Associate Curator Sarah Baines finds out, with a little help from our team of Computer Volunteers, who ran a Valentine’s Day-themed program at the museum.
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.
From 11–26 February, the museum will host its annual celebration of all things Victorian – Steam, Sweat and Spinners.
We get a lot of questions from visitors about how we maintain and operate our working locomotives, so Volunteer Fireman Anthony Dawson explains the key tasks we have each day the locos are running.
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.
Dust is probably something you wouldn’t be surprised to see a little of in museums and historic houses. Yet behind the scenes there’s an almost constant battle to keep the spread of dust at bay.
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