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Science and Industry Museum Discover Manchester's rich legacy of world-changing industrial innovations and scientific discoveries.
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23/12/2019
Inclusive Teaching Matters

Join our amazing Explainer team to make your own slime this Winter Holiday ➡️ http://bit.ly/2PBTH5x

Looking for Christmas activity/ Gift inspiration - look no further than the Science and Industry Museum Manchester- who doesn’t like slime ?!
#wetalkmakaton The Makaton Charity

📣PLANNING INFO📣 We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December! We hope all our visitors have a lovely break and see you back here...
23/12/2019
Winter holiday fun | Science and Industry Museum

📣PLANNING INFO📣 We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December! We hope all our visitors have a lovely break and see you back here for some more Winter Holiday Fun from 27 December 👍 http://bit.ly/2PBTH5x

This winter holiday we're wishing the periodic table a very happy 150th birthday with a look at everything from pasta to planets.

20/12/2019
That's TV Manchester

Our Associate Curator, Lewis Pollard spoke to That's TV Manchester about The Sun ☀️ Book your tickets here: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/the-sun

From ancient myths to health and wellbeing, solar power and more, The Sun exhibition at the Science and Industry museum takes a closer look at our ever-changing relationship with our closest star.
With a host of interesting and unique objects on display, the exhibition gives visitors the chance to learn more about the impact the sun has on our lives.
and now, it's stay in Manchester has been extended so we went to find out more.

11/12/2019
The Elements Song 2019 – Chemistry World

2019 marked the Periodic Table's 150th Birthday 🎉

Chemistryworld have filmed this new version of the Elements Song in celebration and you might just spot a gang of our brilliant Explainers somewhere 😉

If you want more elemental madness, at our Winter Holiday Fun running 21 December - 5 January you can create your own element, find out how chemistry keeps the sun shining and mix up some slippery slime plus maybe even meet the stars of the video too ➡️ http://bit.ly/2PBTH5x

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viDYl-qfq7M

Join Helen Arney, the Waterbeach Brass Band and chemists from around the world in an updated version of Tom Lehrer's Elements Song, from Chemistry World

Looking for ways to keep your toddlers entertained? Our last Experitots of 2019 is coming up this Friday and there are s...
09/12/2019
Experitots | Science and Industry Museum

Looking for ways to keep your toddlers entertained? Our last Experitots of 2019 is coming up this Friday and there are still a few tickets available! Don't miss out: http://bit.ly/343oqhb

Join us for Experitots, our monthly creative activity session designed to help children under 4 years old get the most out of Experiment, our hands-on science gallery.

🚨Important planning🚨 If you're visiting us on Wednesday 11 December or Thursday 12 December both the 1830 Station and th...
09/12/2019

🚨Important planning🚨 If you're visiting us on Wednesday 11 December or Thursday 12 December both the 1830 Station and the 1830 Warehouse will be closed for a private event. Apologies for any inconvenience.

On Saturday 7 December Pi: Platform for Investigation - powered by Siemens UK News takes a look at Industrial Revolution...
29/11/2019

On Saturday 7 December Pi: Platform for Investigation - powered by Siemens UK News takes a look at Industrial Revolution 4.0 💻. Find out how the digital revolution could transform our lives with a host of hands-on activities. Colour code a robot, use VR to explore Mars and have a go at driving a tram! Find out more: http://bit.ly/2OUIVHf

We're happy to announce that work on our Special Exhibitions Gallery has kicked into high gear🎉 Situated in the basement...
26/11/2019
We are changing | Science and Industry Museum

We're happy to announce that work on our Special Exhibitions Gallery has kicked into high gear🎉 Situated in the basement of New Warehouse, it'll reveal a space never before seen by the public and allow us to develop and host even more of the world’s best science exhibitions here in Manchester.

The gallery will open in October 2020 and the first exhibition in the new space will be Top Secret, currently on at the Science Museum in London.

The building work means that there are a few changes to how you get around the museum. Check our We Are Changing page for details on this and other work or ask a member of staff when you visit 👍 https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/about-us/we-are-changing

Over the next few years, we will be carrying out some crucial conservation and restoration work to our Grade I and II listed buildings, to ensure a successful and sustainable future for the museum. Find out more about the restoration of the Power Hall, the creation of the new Special Exhibition Gall...

25/11/2019

To celebrate the National Lottery reaching the big 25 and as a thank you to all the players who help support heritage and culture, if you pop into our cafe this week with your ticket you can get a free cuppa ☕️ #ThanksToYou

Saturday 16 NovemberPi: Platform for Investigation - powered by Siemens UK News takes a look at some very Nifty Nanomate...
11/11/2019

Saturday 16 November
Pi: Platform for Investigation - powered by Siemens UK News takes a look at some very Nifty Nanomaterials🔬

Step into a world one thousand times smaller than a fly’s eye with The University of Manchester. You can do a cell culture lab experiment, play a card game, take part in nanomaterial demonstrations and chat to scientists to find out more about medicine on the nanoscale http://bit.ly/2O5do5d

Science and Industry Museum's cover photo
04/11/2019

Science and Industry Museum's cover photo

It's the last weekend of half-term 😭 but we've still got solar lamp workshops 🌼, another to design a snazzy lampshade💡, ...
01/11/2019
October half term | Science and Industry Museum

It's the last weekend of half-term 😭 but we've still got solar lamp workshops 🌼, another to design a snazzy lampshade💡, and a special tour of textiles for under 4s 👶 Plus you'll always find the Sun, whatever the weather, in our current exhibition AND kids go free ☀️ Check out everything here: http://bit.ly/2MACCbS

From the centre of the solar system to the middle of the dance floor, the Science and Industry Museum is the place to be this October half term.

Little Sun
31/10/2019

Little Sun

What's inside a Little Sun lamp? This week up until Sunday you have the chance to screw open the Little Sun lamp and find out what's inside at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. It's a hands on workshop teaching people of all ages how to be innovative geniuses by showing just how simple it can be to create impactful designs 💡☀️

Give your half-term hump day boredom the boot with the last day of our People Powered Party🚴‍♂️ and Big Build play brick...
29/10/2019
October half term | Science and Industry Museum

Give your half-term hump day boredom the boot with the last day of our People Powered Party🚴‍♂️ and Big Build play brick workshops🏗️ Plus an atomic juggling show🤹‍♂️, drawing robots🤖, solar lamp investigating☀️, a Makaton tour for little ones👶 and the chance to question real-life engineers👷‍♀️ http://bit.ly/2MACCbS

From the centre of the solar system to the middle of the dance floor, the Science and Industry Museum is the place to be this October half term.

🚨New show klaxon🚨 Award-winning juggling duo, Ben and Fred, are here for five days of journeying to the atomic world thr...
27/10/2019
October half term | Science and Industry Museum

🚨New show klaxon🚨 Award-winning juggling duo, Ben and Fred, are here for five days of journeying to the atomic world through juggling tricks and workshops 🤹‍♂️🤹‍♀️ To see everything on today and the rest of half term, click here: http://bit.ly/2MACCbS

From the centre of the solar system to the middle of the dance floor, the Science and Industry Museum is the place to be this October half term.

Spring forward, fall back 🕛 What are you gonna do with that extra hour tomorrow? Bring the kids to The Sun for free and ...
26/10/2019

Spring forward, fall back 🕛 What are you gonna do with that extra hour tomorrow? Bring the kids to The Sun for free and you can encounter sunrises and sets from around the world plus set the time on a sundial and save the world from sun spots http://bit.ly/2GtBEe7 #clocksgoback

Our half-term family fun is in high gear this weekend with everything from juggling with the atomic world🤹 and building ...
26/10/2019
October half term | Science and Industry Museum

Our half-term family fun is in high gear this weekend with everything from juggling with the atomic world🤹 and building brick pools🏗️ to a peddle powered disco 🚴 and some very powerful poo💩 Click here for all the details: http://bit.ly/2MACCbS #halftermfun #thingstodo

From the centre of the solar system to the middle of the dance floor, the Science and Industry Museum is the place to be this October half term.

🚨Friday afternoon procrastination alert🚨 We have not one but three new blogs up and ready for your eyes👀💩 Explainer Patc...
25/10/2019
Science and Industry Museum blog -

🚨Friday afternoon procrastination alert🚨 We have not one but three new blogs up and ready for your eyes👀
💩 Explainer Patch takes you behind the scenes on a show that involves muscle power and exploding poo
🤹‍♀️🤹‍♂️ Before their workshops and shows start this Sunday,
juggling duo, Ben and Fred tell us how they got into explaining atomic theory through throwing balls around
👋 And our whole Explainer team talk Makaton and how signing helps our youngest visitors enjoy a tour of the Textiles gallery at Mini Movers

Take a look at them all here: https://blog.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/

By Lauren Hamilton25 October 2019 Let’s talk Makaton! Explainer Team Leader Lauren Hamilton gives us an introduction to Makaton, and tells us more about plans to incorporate it into future learning programmes.

#halfterm kicks into high gear from tomorrow... 🚴 Have a dance at our pedal-powered party  🏗️ Try a building brick chall...
22/10/2019
October half term | Science and Industry Museum

#halfterm kicks into high gear from tomorrow...
🚴 Have a dance at our pedal-powered party
🏗️ Try a building brick challenge
⚡ Electricity North West are here with DIY light-up circuits for you to build
⚗️ Waters Corporation bring their Wacky Lab for some science busking fun
🤹‍♀️ Journey to the atomic world with award-winning jugglers, Ben and Fred
👩‍🔬 Five more PI: Platform for Investigation - powered by Siemens UK News on everything from DNA medicines to the future of travel in Manchester
🤖 Create a masterpiece with drawing robots
Plus loads more from shows involving exploding poo to Makaton tours for under 4s... Phew 🤩
Find out everything that's on here: http://bit.ly/2MACCbS
#thingstodowiththekids #thingstodo

From the centre of the solar system to the middle of the dance floor, the Science and Industry Museum is the place to be this October half term.

Science and Industry Museum's cover photo
22/10/2019

Science and Industry Museum's cover photo

🎶Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us!🎶 #onthisday 50 years ago, the North Western Museum of Science and Industry ...
16/10/2019
Celebrating 50 years of the Science and Industry Museum | Science and Industry Museum

🎶Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us!🎶 #onthisday 50 years ago, the North Western Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors🏛️ Head to our website for three stories of how the museum has changed lives over the last half a century: http://bit.ly/32kEUS1 🥳

In October 2019, the Science and Industry Museum will be celebrating 50 years since its foundation. To mark the occasion, we want to gather our visitors' stories of how the museum has changed their lives.

Get up close to everything from the stars to healthier hearts at Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens UK ...
14/10/2019

Get up close to everything from the stars to healthier hearts at Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens UK News this half term 19 - 27 October http://bit.ly/310ZW6s

Keep your toddlers entertained at Experitots this Friday! There are only a few tickets left, so book now while you still...
07/10/2019
Experitots | Science and Industry Museum

Keep your toddlers entertained at Experitots this Friday! There are only a few tickets left, so book now while you still can. http://bit.ly/30SfLwy

Join us for Experitots, our monthly creative activity session designed to help children under 4 years old get the most out of Experiment, our hands-on science gallery.

Missing the sun on this rainy day? Never fear, it's always sunny here 🌞 Find out what it's like to be a volunteer in our...
04/10/2019
The Sun: Big ball of wow - Science and Industry Museum blog

Missing the sun on this rainy day? Never fear, it's always sunny here 🌞 Find out what it's like to be a volunteer in our major exhibition, The Sun, with this new blog from one of our amazing volunteers: http://bit.ly/2o4iyp6

As autumn sets in and the days get shorter, there’s still one place you can find The Sun. Volunteer, Sarah Brimblecombe, tells us what she finds special about our current major exhibition…

It's the most wonderful time of the year...That's right, the Royal Institution of Great Britain #xmaslectures live-strea...
03/10/2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

That's right, the Royal Institution of Great Britain #xmaslectures live-streaming is returning to this December🎉 and we're the only venue showing the last lecture 😱

So if you want to see Hannah Fry whisk you through the magic of maths, grab your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2LIooFp

(we can neither confirm nor deny the possibility of mince pies at this time)

What weighs the same as 500 elephants and would reach from here to National Railway Museum and back again? Answer: All o...
26/09/2019

What weighs the same as 500 elephants and would reach from here to National Railway Museum and back again? Answer: All of the scaffolding that's going to help us restore the Power Hall by 2021 ⚙️ Take a look at our blog to see more on the latest stage of this £6 million project here: http://bit.ly/2lSiYhd

If you're visiting us this weekend or over the next few months, you're going to notice a few changes on site because of the Power Hall restoration ⚙️ Even if you're a regular visitor, keep an eye out for new signage and always check the website ⚙️

In need of some sunshine to get you through the rainy days? Come and see The Sun, our special exhibition about how our c...
25/09/2019

In need of some sunshine to get you through the rainy days? Come and see The Sun, our special exhibition about how our closest star affects our lives in so many ways. There are gorgeous objects to see and fun interactive games to play! Find out more: http://bit.ly/2neu2FF

With artist @nikhilchopra74 about to finish his nine day performance piece @metmuseum, here is a #throwbackthursday to h...
19/09/2019

With artist @nikhilchopra74 about to finish his nine day performance piece @metmuseum, here is a #throwbackthursday to his two day residency based around our magnificent 1911 built Pakistan Railways no. 3157 locomotive 🚂

To find out more about the engine and how it influenced Nikhil Chopra just search his name on the blog 🚂

#performanceart #artinmuseums #contemporaryart #partition #railwayhistory #loco

Calling all teachers, teaching assistants and other education professionals! Pick up some brilliant resources while enjo...
16/09/2019
Teacher Zone at Lates | Science and Industry Museum

Calling all teachers, teaching assistants and other education professionals! Pick up some brilliant resources while enjoying a free drink in the the Teacher Zone at the Chemistry: Late on Wed 2 October. Book your free ticket now. http://bit.ly/2lQzmOQ

Join us in the Teacher Zone, an exclusive-to-teachers addition to the Museum's late events.

Go on an adventure with Nelly the Neutron at our next Pi: Platform for Investigation on Sat 21 September. Navigate the n...
12/09/2019

Go on an adventure with Nelly the Neutron at our next Pi: Platform for Investigation on Sat 21 September.

Navigate the neutron maze, take the ping pong ball mining challenge, help build a giant fuel assembly model and more!

All activities are free and drop in. Powered by Siemens UK News. Find out more http://bit.ly/2lJE68N

There are still changes around the museum as we prepare Rocket to move over to the National Railway Museum in York. Our ...
10/09/2019
Science and Industry Museum

There are still changes around the museum as we prepare Rocket to move over to the National Railway Museum in York. Our shop and cafe are closed today, as well as the changes to the entrance. Full details are on our website: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/what-was-on/stephensons-rocket#rocket-is-on-the-move

Coming to the museum today or tomorrow? We're saying goodbye to Rocket so there are a few changes to our entrances and what you can see 👀 Click on the link to find out more: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/stephensons-rocket#rocket-is-on-the-move

Looking for ways to keep your toddlers entertained? Experitots is the event you for! Tickets for our next session on Fri...
10/09/2019

Looking for ways to keep your toddlers entertained? Experitots is the event you for! Tickets for our next session on Fri 20 Sept are going fast, so book now while you still can. http://bit.ly/2k5e4fG

😱Last chance alert😱This week we say goodbye to Stephenson's Rocket 🚂 It officially goes off display on Sunday 8 Septembe...
01/09/2019
Stephenson's Rocket returns | Science and Industry Museum

😱Last chance alert😱This week we say goodbye to Stephenson's Rocket 🚂 It officially goes off display on Sunday 8 September so catch it before then 🚂 If you miss it, it's next stop is over at our friends National Railway Museum from 26 September 🚂 http://bit.ly/2La95VT

A once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see Stephenson's Rocket return to the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway.

It's the last weekend of the summer holidays ☹️It's the last weekend of the summer holidays 😃However you feel about back...
30/08/2019
Summer of Fun | Science and Industry Museum

It's the last weekend of the summer holidays ☹️
It's the last weekend of the summer holidays 😃
However you feel about back to school, it's also your last chance to go retro gaming at Power Up 🎮 and plant a mystery seed at our workshops 🌱 Click the link for more details: http://bit.ly/30KVNUV

We're turning up the fun at the Science and Industry Museum this summer, with daily family shows, activities and events, whatever the weather.

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30/08/2019

Science and Industry Museum's cover photo

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Opening times: 10am to 5pm every day except 24 - 26 December and 1 January Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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