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Welcome to the official Science and Industry Museum page. Become a fan and we'll keep you posted about the latest exhibitions, special events and news. Our page is a place where anyone is welcome to contribute. We encourage discussion about our world-renowned collections and exhibitions, but please be aware any comments that are offensive, defamatory or harassing will be removed.

Welcome to the official Science and Industry Museum page. Become a fan and we'll keep you posted about the latest exhibitions, special events and news. Our page is a place where anyone is welcome to contribute. We encourage discussion about our world-renowned collections and exhibitions, but please be aware any comments that are offensive, defamatory or harassing will be removed.

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In 2019, we were honoured to host Bank of England for the exciting announcement that mathematical genius, computing pion...
23/06/2021

In 2019, we were honoured to host Bank of England for the exciting announcement that mathematical genius, computing pioneer and LGBTQ+ hero Alan Turing would be the face of #TheNew50.

Today, on Alan Turing's birthday, we've been presented with one of the first £50 notes which will be going on display in the coming month as part of our must-see exhibition, Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security: https://bit.ly/3wTeBl3

Read our new blog to find out more about the work of Alan Turing and the other items in our collection that tell his incredible story here: https://bit.ly/3d7JsCx

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening weekend of Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records 🎧...
22/06/2021
Unknown treasures: the forgotten women of Manchester’s Factory Records

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening weekend of Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records
🎧 ➡ https://bit.ly/3zOXBhS

Read Northern Soul's review of the exhibition to find out what to expect when you visit: https://bit.ly/3gSNhNd

And discover how the exhibition shines a light on the forgotten women of Factory Records in this article from Guardian culture. https://bit.ly/2TU9UZE

A new exhibition shines a light on the female creatives and managers who helped turn the home of Joy Division and New Order into a three decade-long powerhouse

Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records is open today 🎧We're excited to welcome the first visitors to...
19/06/2021
Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records | Science and Industry Museum

Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records is open today 🎧

We're excited to welcome the first visitors to this new major exhibition about the formative years of one of the city's most influential record labels: https://bit.ly/3q5MM6C

Celebrate Manchester's place at the heart of Britain's music and creative industries with our new exhibition dedicated to one of the city's most influential record labels.

Following our closure earlier today due to an issue affecting the M3 postcode meaning many places had no water, we are h...
18/06/2021

Following our closure earlier today due to an issue affecting the M3 postcode meaning many places had no water, we are happy to say that the museum will reopen tomorrow as normal. Thank you for your patience.

Following our closure earlier today due to an issue affecting the M3 postcode meaning many places had no water, we are happy to say that the museum will reopen tomorrow as normal. Thank you for your patience.

Sadly the museum will not be open for the rest of today (Fri 18 June) due to an issue affecting the M3 postcode meaning ...
18/06/2021
Visit Manchester museums and galleries this summer | Science and Industry Museum

Sadly the museum will not be open for the rest of today (Fri 18 June) due to an issue affecting the M3 postcode meaning many places have no water. We will post an update and hope to be open again soon.

If you are in Manchester today here’s our round up of what’s on in museums and galleries across town: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/visit/manchester-museums-and-galleries

The closest to us are our pals People's History Museum so please do go say hi to them 👋

If you're planning a cultural day out in the city, we've created a handy roundup of what's on at Manchester's other museums and galleries to help you plan your itinerary.

We're open and it's great to welcome you back. There's plenty to see, do and discover on a visit to the museum.Explore w...
16/06/2021

We're open and it's great to welcome you back. There's plenty to see, do and discover on a visit to the museum.

Explore world changing innovations, see science brought to life in front of your eyes and don't miss our free must-see exhibition, Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security.

Our café will be open and the museum shop will be selling gifts, books, games, toys and science kits.

We're currently open from Wed – Sun, 10.00–17.00. Find out what's on and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3gCieVD

Do you have these lines on a t-shirt? 42 years ago today the iconic Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures was released bu...
15/06/2021
Do you know what you’re wearing?

Do you have these lines on a t-shirt? 42 years ago today the iconic Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures was released but what connects its cover to a type of star and a female scientist? Find out in this new blog post: https://bit.ly/2TYqtUg

The album is FACT 10 in the Factory Records catalogue and you can find out about its production, remix one of the band's tracks and see much more from the early years of Factory in our new exhibition, Use Hearing Protection, opening this Saturday - head to the website to book your tickets.

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 t-shirt.

11/06/2021
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security

Discover the fascinating world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications as part of a visit to the museum this weekend.

Book your free tickets now for our must-see exhibition Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security - https://bit.ly/3grPoHt

If you're visiting this weekend, please tag us in your posts - we love it when people share their day with us.

We're saying #ThanksToYou to The National Lottery players – who raise millions for good causes every week – by taking pa...
08/06/2021

We're saying #ThanksToYou to The National Lottery players – who raise millions for good causes every week – by taking part in National Lottery Open Week.

Until 13 June you can get a free gift from our museum shop by showing a valid lottery ticket for this week.

The museum is currently open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00. Start planning your visit and book your free museum admission tickets now ➡ https://bit.ly/3w5fyGE

We're saying #ThanksToYou to The National Lottery players – who raise millions for good causes every week – by taking part in National Lottery Open Week.

Until 13 June you can get a free gift from our museum shop by showing a valid lottery ticket for this week.

The museum is currently open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00. Start planning your visit and book your free museum admission tickets now ➡ https://bit.ly/3w5fyGE

There's still time to explore The Manchester Flower Show - a citywide trail of colourful floral displays and green insta...
03/06/2021
Planting Stories | Science and Industry Museum

There's still time to explore The Manchester Flower Show - a citywide trail of colourful floral displays and green installations - until 6 June.

We're delighted that our new Planting Stories garden is included in the list of Gorgeous Gardens & Outdoor Spaces to explore across the city.

Book your free museum admission ticket and discover stories of our historic site as part of your visit.

Plan your visit and book now:
https://bit.ly/3fMToDp

Uncover stories of our historic site while exploring our new garden, featuring plants, trees and flowers that have been carefully selected to represent the goods that would have once been transported here on the railway.

Immerse yourself in the story of one of Manchester’s most influential record labels with our new exhibition Use Hearing ...
02/06/2021

Immerse yourself in the story of one of Manchester’s most influential record labels with our new exhibition Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records – a new exhibition that shines a light on the little-revealed early period of the label and traces new outlines of its famous history.

Discover rarely-seen items from the Factory archives, remix classic tracks and experience a night out like no other with our tribute to The Factory night at the Russell Club.

Opens on 19 June. Book now: https://bit.ly/3wJZASf

Immerse yourself in the story of one of Manchester’s most influential record labels with our new exhibition Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records – a new exhibition that shines a light on the little-revealed early period of the label and traces new outlines of its famous history.

Discover rarely-seen items from the Factory archives, remix classic tracks and experience a night out like no other with our tribute to The Factory night at the Russell Club.

Opens on 19 June. Book now: https://bit.ly/3wJZASf

The Manchester Flower Show begins today. Explore the city centre to discover beautiful floral displays and instagrammabl...
29/05/2021

The Manchester Flower Show begins today. Explore the city centre to discover beautiful floral displays and instagrammable moments.

Make sure you've booked your free museum admission ticket if you're planning to stop by our new Planting Stories garden. Find out more and plan your visit here: https://bit.ly/3vsHx2t

26/05/2021

Join our curators, Liz Bruton and Abi Wilson, for a special tour of our new exhibition, Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security!

Developed with our expert advisors, GCHQ, Top Secret reveals 100-years of codebreaking and secret communications. Get a taster of what’s available to explore with our video, and experience all of this and more for yourself by booking free tickets now https://bit.ly/3vm2Fro

Exhibition update – ‘Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records’ will now take place from 19 Jun – 3 Jan...
20/05/2021

Exhibition update – ‘Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records’ will now take place from 19 Jun – 3 Jan.

This special exhibition will celebrate Manchester's place at the heart of Britain's music and creative industries by exploring one of the city's most influential record labels.

Tickets are available now and we’ll be bringing you more information about what to look forward to soon.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/3bw8RVV

Exhibition update – ‘Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records’ will now take place from 19 Jun – 3 Jan.

This special exhibition will celebrate Manchester's place at the heart of Britain's music and creative industries by exploring one of the city's most influential record labels.

Tickets are available now and we’ll be bringing you more information about what to look forward to soon.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/3bw8RVV

19/05/2021
Welcome back

WE'RE OPEN 🎉
Welcome back to the Science and Industry Museum 🙌 Plan your visit here: https://bit.ly/3yiDzeN
✅ Discover ideas that change the world including early computing with the Baby and a rare 1910 Rolls-Royce built right here in Manchester
✅ Test the family's puzzle-solving skills and adventure through 100-years of codebreaking and secret communications at our new exhibition created with help of expert advisors GCHQ: Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
✅ Explore the story of Manchester's industrial heritage in the Textiles Gallery
✅ Get safely hands-on in our interactive Experiment gallery
✅ Find out how computer coding relates to fabric patterns and pick up the skills every good spy needs at our Explainer Science Stops
✅ Take a break in our café and outdoor spaces including our new Planting Stories garden

Share your day with us in the comments below.

Culture in Manchester is back and there's so much to enjoy.Go to http://visitmanchester.com/culture and you’ll find reop...
17/05/2021

Culture in Manchester is back and there's so much to enjoy.

Go to http://visitmanchester.com/culture and you’ll find reopening museums, galleries and libraries, theatre performances and film, music and dance and a special section with events just for families.

#HereforCultureMCR

We can't wait to welcome you back to the museum from 19 May!

Culture in Manchester is back and there's so much to enjoy.

Go to http://visitmanchester.com/culture and you’ll find reopening museums, galleries and libraries, theatre performances and film, music and dance and a special section with events just for families.

#HereforCultureMCR

We can't wait to welcome you back to the museum from 19 May!

Episode two of our new podcast has arrived featuring Manchester's wonder material - graphene! Hear how sticky tape, thin...
13/05/2021
A Brief History of Stuff – Science Museum Group Podcast

Episode two of our new podcast has arrived featuring Manchester's wonder material - graphene!

Hear how sticky tape, thinking outside the box and a levitating frog helped scientists isolate the strongest material ever discovered, in episode two of #ABriefHistoryOfStuff, one of the Top 10 UK science podcasts.

Listen along with host Nihal Arthanayake, our curator Sarah Baines and luxury gift wrapper Rebekah Chol to find out more about the remarkable world of graphene.

https://bit.ly/2ReeroR

Even the most ordinary objects have extraordinary stories to tell. Explore the past, present and future of the everyday things in your home with host Nihal Arthanayake.

12/05/2021

One week to go 🎉

We reopen Wednesday 19 May.
Plan your visit and book free tickets here: https://bit.ly/2RR3ycI

Don't miss our new exhibition Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security. With expert insight from GCHQ, it reveals 100-years of codebreaking and secret communications. Find out more at the website.

A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at our historic site. This means that some areas are closed, but there's still lots to see and do including favourites like the Textiles Gallery and Experiment. Check our We Are Changing page for more details.

See you soon 🎉

Could you be an expert codebreaker?We reopen on Wednesday 19 May with our new exhibition, Top Secret: From ciphers to cy...
10/05/2021
Test your Top Secret skills

Could you be an expert codebreaker?

We reopen on Wednesday 19 May with our new exhibition, Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security, where you can discover 100-years of codebreaking and secret communications. Find out more and book your free tickets here: https://bit.ly/3f7rikD

Before you visit we've devised a week of fiendish codes and puzzles for you to try. Find them in our blog here: https://bit.ly/3vSYCT3

We'll reveal the answers this Friday so have a go and let us know how you do.

What does it take to be a top codebreaker? Observation, deduction, logic and just a little bit of luck. Test your skills with these Top Secret puzzles…

Managed to get out on the bike this weekend? Whether you're a two wheel warrior or a casual rider, discover the history ...
09/05/2021

Managed to get out on the bike this weekend? Whether you're a two wheel warrior or a casual rider, discover the history of boneshakers in Manchester here: https://bit.ly/3tr66Lu

Managed to get out on the bike this weekend? Whether you're a two wheel warrior or a casual rider, discover the history of boneshakers in Manchester here: https://bit.ly/3tr66Lu

*Just* in case you haven't heard... WE'RE REOPENING ON WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 🎉From Baby to textiles to our new exhibition Top...
07/05/2021

*Just* in case you haven't heard... WE'RE REOPENING ON WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 🎉

From Baby to textiles to our new exhibition Top Secret, we can't wait to see you again.

Find out everything you need for a visit and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2QSJ5Ef

We've been working hard to create a beautiful new garden for you to enjoy when we reopen on 19 May. Our historic Upper Y...
05/05/2021

We've been working hard to create a beautiful new garden for you to enjoy when we reopen on 19 May.

Our historic Upper Yard is springing to life with plants, trees and flowers that have been carefully selected to represent goods that would have once been transported on the railway, both to feed Manchester's growing population, and fuel industry in the city.

Find out more about Planting Stories here: https://bit.ly/3vH9IKW

Head to our Plan Your Visit page to find out what else you can see and do as part of a visit to the museum: https://bit.ly/33eDtXo

04/05/2021

Psst, did you know our first exhibition when we reopen reveals the secrets of GCHQ, tells the story of Alan Turing's codebreaking at Bletchley Park and tests the puzzle-solving skills of your family? Find out more and book your tickets for Top Secret here: https://bit.ly/3edFhWN

WE’RE REOPENING 19 MAY 🎉Free tickets are available to book NOW. Find out what’s on and book your free museum admission t...
30/04/2021

WE’RE REOPENING 19 MAY 🎉

Free tickets are available to book NOW. Find out what’s on and book your free museum admission tickets here: https://bit.ly/3vH5sv9

Don’t miss our new family friendly exhibition Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security, developed with expert insight from GCHQ, it reveals 100 years of codebreaking and secret communications. https://bit.ly/32YnWuG

We can't wait to welcome you back.

Discrimination in tech continues to have a serious, measurable impact on everyday life in the twenty-first century.Last ...
26/04/2021
Does Tech Discriminate? Panel discussion

Discrimination in tech continues to have a serious, measurable impact on everyday life in the twenty-first century.

Last month we were joined by an expert panel to explore issues around how we can create technology that truly works for everyone.

Find out more about the discussion in our blog about the second event in our Open Talk series, 'Does Tech Discriminate?': https://bit.ly/2RZvmLL

If you missed the most recent event in this series, you can watch Sir Ian Blatchford in conversation with Amanda Khozi Mukwashi again here: https://bit.ly/3nqT5QH

On Thursday 25 March, for the second event in the Open Talk series, the Science Museum Group was joined by an expert panel to explore issues around discriminatory technology and how we can create technology that truly works for everyone.

#OnThisDay 1970 the first #EarthDay was celebrated 🌍Here's a few ways you can find out more about our changing climate w...
22/04/2021

#OnThisDay 1970 the first #EarthDay was celebrated 🌍

Here's a few ways you can find out more about our changing climate with us online...

See talks on Food, Transport and Equality with Helen Czerski and responses to James Lovelock's Gaia theory, find family activities you can do at home or simply answer the question what is climate change and what can we do about it at Manchester Science Festival.

Discover over 70 stunning images that take a look at the world through a different lens with The Royal Photographic Society Science Photographer of the Year online exhibition.

Watch back or book for future Climate Talks featuring everyone from Tim Peake and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock to Dr. Jane Goodall and Hannah Fry.

Find everything at the website here: https://bit.ly/3gvwL7e

#EarthDay2021

#OnThisDay 1970 the first #EarthDay was celebrated 🌍

Here's a few ways you can find out more about our changing climate with us online...

See talks on Food, Transport and Equality with Helen Czerski and responses to James Lovelock's Gaia theory, find family activities you can do at home or simply answer the question what is climate change and what can we do about it at Manchester Science Festival.

Discover over 70 stunning images that take a look at the world through a different lens with The Royal Photographic Society Science Photographer of the Year online exhibition.

Watch back or book for future Climate Talks featuring everyone from Tim Peake and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock to Dr. Jane Goodall and Hannah Fry.

Find everything at the website here: https://bit.ly/3gvwL7e

#EarthDay2021

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Museum opening times: Since reopening on 14 August, the Science and Industry Museum is open on Wednesday - Sundays, 10.00 - 17.00 Visit our website to book a free museum admission ticket. Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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The Science and Industry Museum is devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

It's a story that we're uniquely placed to tell—on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative discoveries in science and technology.

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On 30 April 1897 a man from Manchester discovered the smallest thing. J.J. Thomson had proved the existence of the electron one of the biggest finds in science. J.J. was born in Cheetham Hill, a suburb of Manchester.
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Here is a product of Manchester, a 1912 Crossley Competition car. It was regarded as the fastest road car at the time and had a tremendous competition history. https://www.facebook.com/EdwardianMotorSport
Please note, the aerospace section is closed. This was not visibly advertised on any media and was left rather disappointed that a significant section is shut
Bit of forgotten Manchester industrial history in Lagos, Portugal. Two Gorton built Beyer Peacock locomotives from 1889/90 which haven’t seen the light of day in many decades! https://www.facebook.com/268253043221039/posts/3132691783443803/