Here’s a question you probably haven’t been asked: in a game of museum object charades, how would you act out an ornate 19th century glass lamp shade?
We take a look at the work our conservation team did with two of the more unusual objects in our Electricity exhibition, the electric eel and the red phonebox.
What does it take to create stunning images from behind the scenes at a museum?
Archivist Ceri Forster has been selecting shipper’s tickets from our huge collection to be displayed in the textiles gallery.
As the opening date for our refreshed Textiles Gallery approaches, we go behind the scenes with Exhibitions Project Manager Jane Brown to find out what’s involved.
To celebrate the Baby computer’s 70th anniversary, volunteer Bob Geatrell has written a post on what it’s like to work with our replica of the machine that gave birth to modern computing.
In this guest post, volunteer Joe Roberts takes us through the production process of one of the headline activities at Manchester Science Festival, Tape.