As we bid farewell to Electricity: The spark of life, Charlotte Cantwell tells us about her experience as one of our fantastic exhibition volunteers.
If you’re heading down to the store you might be looking for lathes, hunting for hydrometers or searching for shuttles, but you might also discover an unexpected slice of history.
We’ve probably all felt the frustration of ordering clothes in ‘our size’ only to find they don’t fit—but can maths help?
Urban legend has it that electricity usage soars during ad breaks and at the end of big football games. But is it true? We investigated…
In the first of a series looking at inventions that didn’t quite live up to the hype, Archives Manager Jan Hicks reveals some very fashionable footwear…
There’s heritage transport, and then there’s Stephenson’s Rocket, built to run on the world’s first inter-city passenger railway.
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, and have inspired countless artists, explorers, philosophers and scientists over the centuries, including Manchester’s own John Dalton.
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.
We see structures transporting electricity across the country every day. But how many of you know what they’re actually called?
Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us on another sneak peak into the Science and Industry Museum archives. Here, he discusses how cataloguing descriptions can never quite live up to the experience of finding an unexpected and mysterious collections gem.