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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.

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Are you ready for some half term fun?Join us from 23 to 31 October for a week of fun activities all about the body, insp...
23/10/2021

Are you ready for some half term fun?

Join us from 23 to 31 October for a week of fun activities all about the body, inspired by our new world-first exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

We've got Science Stops, Textiles Demos, craft activities and more - plus don't miss our next Get Curious events on 26 and 27 October.

Find out what's on and book your free museum admission tickets here: https://bit.ly/3lY7Fjv

Some of our buildings are currently closed as our multi-million-pound restoration programme continues. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2ZdHL2P

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope opens today. The world-first exhibition explores the revolution in scien...
22/10/2021
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope | Science and Industry Museum

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope opens today. The world-first exhibition explores the revolution in science that's transforming cancer care. To find out more about how far we have come with advancements in treatment and research, book free tickets here: https://bit.ly/3pw3Ior

Created by the Science Museum Group with support from expert partner Cancer Research UK - the exhibition is shaped through collaboration with people living with, treating and affected by cancer. It features never-before seen objects, personal stories, cutting edge treatment, live research and reflection, new artist commissions and more.

If you come and see if over half term, please let us know what you thought in the comments below!

This October, explore the revolution in science that is transforming cancer care with a major new free exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These powerful images are from Bradford photographer Nudrat Afza’s ‘Shadow and...
19/10/2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These powerful images are from Bradford photographer Nudrat Afza’s ‘Shadow and Light’ collection which captures her sister, Sairah's breast cancer treatment journey.

She says, “I wanted to show Sairah’s resilience, dignity, openness, trust and hope. She has dealt with her situation with tremendous strength, courage and optimism, and an abundance of love.”

They're exhibited for the first time in Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope, an exhibition shaped through collaboration with people living with, treating, and affected by cancer, featuring a breadth of personal stories.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3AVIkLi

#breastcancerawareness

Would you and your family like to take part in our photoshoot?If your family love visiting the museum and like having yo...
18/10/2021

Would you and your family like to take part in our photoshoot?

If your family love visiting the museum and like having your photo taken then we'd love for you to take part in our photoshoot to help us show other families what to expect on a visit to our new exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

This will take place on either the 1 or 2 November. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill in our short form and let us know a little bit more about your family and your availability on these days.

Please submit your form by the end of the day tomorrow if you would like to be considered: https://bit.ly/3vncvtE

Would you and your family like to take part in our photoshoot?

If your family love visiting the museum and like having your photo taken then we'd love for you to take part in our photoshoot to help us show other families what to expect on a visit to our new exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

This will take place on either the 1 or 2 November. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill in our short form and let us know a little bit more about your family and your availability on these days.

Please submit your form by the end of the day tomorrow if you would like to be considered: https://bit.ly/3vncvtE

Head to our online shop to grab yourself an Unknown Pleasures T-shirt or Tea Towel featuring artwork inspired by that ic...
14/10/2021

Head to our online shop to grab yourself an Unknown Pleasures T-shirt or Tea Towel featuring artwork inspired by that iconic Joy Division album cover.

Or brighten up your wardrobe with one of our exclusive T-Shirts featuring the iconic ‘Use Hearing Protection’ logo designed by art director Peter Saville.

Browse the full range of gifts, books and merchandise curated to accompany our special exhibition 'Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records' in our online shop: https://bit.ly/3DHEkjy

This week is BlackinCancer  #BlackInCancerWeek which highlights Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.The gro...
13/10/2021

This week is BlackinCancer #BlackInCancerWeek which highlights Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.

The group's founder, Cancer Researcher Sigourney Bell, says she was inspired to start her career by her aunt Andrea's eight-year journey with breast cancer.

She describes her as 'one of a kind with the ability to make us all laugh and to be an emotional rock for our family when she was going through the worst time.'

Sigourney researches childhood brain cancer at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. She is modelling a rare form of childhood brain cancer called an ependymoma and hopes this model will help find and test new treatments and reduce the side effects of current therapies.

Black In Cancer aims to empower and encourage future Black Cancer leaders whilst reducing cancer disparities through education and advocacy.

Sigourney's story is featured in our new world-first exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope opening Friday 22 October.

Find out more about the exhibition and book free tickets here: https://bit.ly/3FIXirO

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

This week is BlackinCancer #BlackInCancerWeek which highlights Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.

The group's founder, Cancer Researcher Sigourney Bell, says she was inspired to start her career by her aunt Andrea's eight-year journey with breast cancer.

She describes her as 'one of a kind with the ability to make us all laugh and to be an emotional rock for our family when she was going through the worst time.'

Sigourney researches childhood brain cancer at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. She is modelling a rare form of childhood brain cancer called an ependymoma and hopes this model will help find and test new treatments and reduce the side effects of current therapies.

Black In Cancer aims to empower and encourage future Black Cancer leaders whilst reducing cancer disparities through education and advocacy.

Sigourney's story is featured in our new world-first exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope opening Friday 22 October.

Find out more about the exhibition and book free tickets here: https://bit.ly/3FIXirO

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

40 years ago, in October 1981, Factory Records released a 12-inch EP that fuses punk sensibilities with free form jazz—F...
11/10/2021
Happy Birthday FAC 49

40 years ago, in October 1981, Factory Records released a 12-inch EP that fuses punk sensibilities with free form jazz—FAC 49 Little Voices by Swamp Children.

FAC 49 features in the Use Hearing Protection exhibition, where you can see the first 50 artefacts from the official Factory catalogue, including creations from Joy Division, New Order and The Durutti Column, as well as graphic designs by Peter Saville and previously unseen items from the Factory archives.

Find out more about FAC 49 in our blog: https://bit.ly/3iP7Rjf

On the 40th anniversary of the release of FAC 49 Little Voices, Archives Manager and curator of Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records Jan Hicks explores the collaborative, cross-pollinating world of Factory Records.

A huge good luck to everyone taking part in the Manchester Marathon today 🏅This running blade was made in 2012 for an ab...
10/10/2021

A huge good luck to everyone taking part in the Manchester Marathon today 🏅

This running blade was made in 2012 for an above knee amputee and is now part of the collections: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8363059/running-blade-for-above-knee-amputee-artificial-leg

#manchestermarathon

Quick reminder that there will be some road closures in the city centre today so if you're planning a trip to the museum make sure you check your journey here: https://www.manchestermarathon.co.uk/route/road-closure-info/

A huge good luck to everyone taking part in the Manchester Marathon today 🏅

This running blade was made in 2012 for an above knee amputee and is now part of the collections: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8363059/running-blade-for-above-knee-amputee-artificial-leg

#manchestermarathon

Quick reminder that there will be some road closures in the city centre today so if you're planning a trip to the museum make sure you check your journey here: https://www.manchestermarathon.co.uk/route/road-closure-info/

Our team of volunteers have been out in the cobbled Upper Yard working alongside Alexandra Froggatt Design to prepare ou...
06/10/2021

Our team of volunteers have been out in the cobbled Upper Yard working alongside Alexandra Froggatt Design to prepare our Planting Stories garden for Autumn.

The carefully selected plants, trees and flowers represent the goods that would have once been transported on the railway including materials that were brought to the site to fuel industry in the city, as well as fruits and vegetables to feed Manchester's growing population – like these tasty looking carrots!

Find out more and book your free tickets to explore Planting Stories as part of a visit to the museum here: https://bit.ly/3ab20zZ

Explore the revolution in science that's transforming cancer care with our new, free exhibition Cancer Revolution: Scien...
30/09/2021

Explore the revolution in science that's transforming cancer care with our new, free exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. https://bit.ly/3F5CYQX

Created with support from expert partner Cancer Research UK, this world-first exhibition comes at a pivotal moment in time when one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, yet more of us than ever before are living longer and better with the disease and beyond.

It is the first major object-rich exhibition to reveal the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. From busting myths about the causes of cancer and revealing how the disease isn’t unique to humans, to exploring how the latest cancer science, early detection technologies and immunotherapies are advancing cancer care today.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope will feature never-before seen objects, cutting edge treatment and research, new artist commissions, interactive exhibits, film, photography and a breadth of personal stories. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3F5CYQX

Explore the revolution in science that's transforming cancer care with our new, free exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. https://bit.ly/3F5CYQX

Created with support from expert partner Cancer Research UK, this world-first exhibition comes at a pivotal moment in time when one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, yet more of us than ever before are living longer and better with the disease and beyond.

It is the first major object-rich exhibition to reveal the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. From busting myths about the causes of cancer and revealing how the disease isn’t unique to humans, to exploring how the latest cancer science, early detection technologies and immunotherapies are advancing cancer care today.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope will feature never-before seen objects, cutting edge treatment and research, new artist commissions, interactive exhibits, film, photography and a breadth of personal stories. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3F5CYQX

The Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 Vinyl Box Set features reproductions of the first ten numbered Fac...
23/09/2021

The Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 Vinyl Box Set features reproductions of the first ten numbered Factory items, with four vinyl records, three original posters, stationery, an egg-timer design and a short film.

Find this and more in our online shop, part of our uniquely curated Use Hearing Protection range: https://bit.ly/2XomCSM

A huge #WelcomeToManchester to everyone starting (or restarting) their studies in Greater Manchester 🎉Explore 250 years ...
20/09/2021

A huge #WelcomeToManchester to everyone starting (or restarting) their studies in Greater Manchester 🎉

Explore 250 years of ideas that started life here and went on to change the world at the Science and Industry Museum.

Find out more and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3AjlfTm

A huge #WelcomeToManchester to everyone starting (or restarting) their studies in Greater Manchester 🎉

Explore 250 years of ideas that started life here and went on to change the world at the Science and Industry Museum.

Find out more and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3AjlfTm

We asked Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks how Factory Records used the new technology of the time to create...
15/09/2021
Factory Records at the cutting edge of technology

We asked Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks how Factory Records used the new technology of the time to create that unique 'Manchester sound'.

Here's her new blog post all about it:
https://bit.ly/3lrbL2f

Have you visited Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records yet? More tickets have been released so get yours at the website now 👉

Archives Manager and Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks explores how pioneering Factory Records was when it came to recording technology and techniques.

In case you missed it.... We’ve released more tickets for Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records.You...
13/09/2021

In case you missed it.... We’ve released more tickets for Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records.

You can now book to visit the exhibition on any date up until 3 January 2022.

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

Look to the future of sound at our next Late event, inspired by our special exhibition, Use Hearing Protection, and the ...
09/09/2021

Look to the future of sound at our next Late event, inspired by our special exhibition, Use Hearing Protection, and the revolutionary work of Factory Records.

Join us on 6 October for an evening of live music, technology and innovation featuring Brighter Sound, School of Digital Arts, The University of Salford, Vicky Clarke PLUS Peter Hook.

Find out more and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3E0AYZH

PLUS we’ve released more tickets for Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records. You can now book to visit the exhibition on any date up until Jan 2022. Plan your visit and book now: https://bit.ly/3l4Vj7H

Look to the future of sound at our next Late event, inspired by our special exhibition, Use Hearing Protection, and the revolutionary work of Factory Records.

Join us on 6 October for an evening of live music, technology and innovation featuring Brighter Sound, School of Digital Arts, The University of Salford, Vicky Clarke PLUS Peter Hook.

Find out more and book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3E0AYZH

PLUS we’ve released more tickets for Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records. You can now book to visit the exhibition on any date up until Jan 2022. Plan your visit and book now: https://bit.ly/3l4Vj7H

We've loved seeing so many of you enjoying a visit to the museum during the summer months. Please continue to tag us in ...
07/09/2021

We've loved seeing so many of you enjoying a visit to the museum during the summer months. Please continue to tag us in your posts and share your day with us.

The museum is now open Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00 during term time.

Plan your visit and book your free museum admission tickets here: https://bit.ly/3DRxRTY

03/09/2021

The summer's not over yet! Book your free museum admission tickets to see science brought to life and discover world changing ideas this weekend.

Find out what's on and plan your visit here: https://bit.ly/2YtEnjL

Some areas of our site are closed while our multi-million-pound restoration programme continues. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2WVQLZ7

Have you visited our Use Hearing Protection online shop? Explore the uniquely curated range of gifts, books and merchand...
02/09/2021

Have you visited our Use Hearing Protection online shop? Explore the uniquely curated range of gifts, books and merchandise here: https://bit.ly/3DIqRbS

We're bidding a fond farewell to Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security today👋Huge thanks to our brilliant expert ad...
31/08/2021

We're bidding a fond farewell to Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security today👋

Huge thanks to our brilliant expert advisors GCHQ and to all the visitors who adventured through 100 years of codebreaking and secret communications with us 👏

If you missed it (or want another go at the puzzle room) it'll be reappearing with our pals National Science and Media Museum in early 2022 🎉 Keep an eye on their socials and website for more.

We're bidding a fond farewell to Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security today👋

Huge thanks to our brilliant expert advisors GCHQ and to all the visitors who adventured through 100 years of codebreaking and secret communications with us 👏

If you missed it (or want another go at the puzzle room) it'll be reappearing with our pals National Science and Media Museum in early 2022 🎉 Keep an eye on their socials and website for more.

Happy Manchester Pride weekend everyone 🏳️‍🌈 It might be a bit different again this year but there's loads going on - fo...
27/08/2021
FESTIVAL – Manchester Pride

Happy Manchester Pride weekend everyone 🏳️‍🌈

It might be a bit different again this year but there's loads going on - follow our pals Manchester Pride to get all the details and check out the festival programme here: https://www.manchesterpride.com/festival

Travel to the museum might be a little bit difficult over the weekend so keep an eye on Transport for Greater Manchester and the website page here for updates: https://tfgm.com/travel-updates/august-bank-holiday

Manchester Pride Festival 2021Manchester Pride Festival is one of the worlds leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. The Festival is made up of a number of

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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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Excellent morning at the Manchester Science and Industry Museum. Well worth a visit.
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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/