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Science and Industry Museum blog
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.
Graphene has been subjected to a great deal of hype its whole life. What effect has this had?
In 2016, we celebrated the 10th annual Manchester Science Festival, and my first as Director of this 11-day celebration of science.
A new display of graphene applications in the Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition explores the ways graphene could help us address some serious global challenges.
As cotton spinning returns to the region, here at the Museum of Science and Industry we are gearing up to re-tell the astonishing story of Manchester’s growth into the world’s first modern industrial city.
At the heart of the Museum of Science and Industry lie an exceptionally important historic site and a rich collection of objects and archives—caring for both occasionally presents challenges.
150 years ago, Liverpool Road Station (the museum’s historic site) was struck by the most catastrophic event in its history.
Volunteer Amy Yip recounts her experience of sharing a slice of history with visitors on the 250th anniversary celebrations of John Dalton.
First up in a series of blog posts about new material the museum has recently acquired, Associate Curator Sarah Baines reveals a story of Manchester textiles and their global connections.
At the museum, we’re delighted that we have been granted planning permission to build our brand new Special Exhibitions gallery.
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