Part of the vision for our new Power Hall gallery is bringing the historical engines into the 21st Century. How can we make these feats of engineering from decades ago relevant in our digital world?
To mark International Women in Engineering Day, meet Explainer Team Leader Pippi Carty-Hornsby and find out how she went from making paper dolls houses to building racing cars and working our historic cotton mill machines.
How can useless machines teach us about fundamental laws? And how can cartoonists and Wallace and Gromit inspire future engineers?
Life for female engineers in the 1970s was very different, as items discovered in our archives show.