What connects an iconic album cover with an overlooked female scientist? With the opening of our new exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, on 19 June, we tell the story of all those white wavy lines on your Joy Division t-shirt.
How do you transform history into music? How about engineering into notes or a train whistle into quavers and chords? A creative PhD project in collaboration with the museum is taking a look at how the story of our historic railway can be transformed into rhythm, melody and sound.
Beat boxers can make an amazing array of sounds using their mouths, tongues and throats. But what’s the science behind how they do it?
Ahead of our retro gaming event Power UP, we invited our friends and Lower Byrom Street neighbours from the Crystal Maze to tell us what they think makes the 90s the best decade ever.
Time is important to us—it flies, it drags, we can spend it or waste it.
Lecturer and researcher Michelle Phillips writes about the curious ways that music affects our sense of time.
Professor of Acoustic Engineering Trevor Cox writes about the inventive ways we can transform sound, ahead of our Sound and Music Late event.
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.