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📢 Big news - If you're hungry for a brand-new exhibition, we’ve got something you can get your teeth into!Prepare to div...
27/01/2023

📢 Big news - If you're hungry for a brand-new exhibition, we’ve got something you can get your teeth into!

Prepare to dive headfirst into an unforgettable journey of super-sized science, unfiltered adventure and giggle-worthy gore as we bring hit CBBC TV show, Operation Ouch, to life in a world-premiere exhibition this July.

With new interactives, amazing objects and more, this will be an experience like no other.

Tickets will go on sale in April. Register for ticket alerts to be the first to find out more and book: http://bit.ly/3WATKip

Join us this Sunday for a special Relaxed session in Turn It Up: The power of music. Experience the multi-sensory exhibi...
24/01/2023

Join us this Sunday for a special Relaxed session in Turn It Up: The power of music.

Experience the multi-sensory exhibition in your own way, with smaller capacity and adjusted sound levels.

29 Jan, book now👉 bit.ly/3girzG0

📢 We’re excited to announce an amazing opportunity to volunteer with the iconic working replica of the Manchester 'Baby'...
23/01/2023

📢 We’re excited to announce an amazing opportunity to volunteer with the iconic working replica of the Manchester 'Baby' computer!

This is a unique chance to work with one of the museum's star objects and share its world-changing story.

We’re looking for people who can bring history to life for our visitors, you don’t need previous computing experience.

Apply now: bit.ly/3WAPi37

Are you ready to bring the noise this February half term? 🥁We’ve got two weeks jam packed with musical activities! Disco...
21/01/2023

Are you ready to bring the noise this February half term? 🥁

We’ve got two weeks jam packed with musical activities! Discover the science of sound in The Noisy Show, meet musical experts in daily Sound Sessions and create your own music maker.

11-26 February, find out more and book your tickets now 👉 bit.ly/3D1TkLh

🚂Last call for Cloud Cuckoo Valley!This weekend is your last chance to see the beautiful sculpture on display.Created by...
20/01/2023

🚂Last call for Cloud Cuckoo Valley!

This weekend is your last chance to see the beautiful sculpture on display.
Created by artist and engineer Rowland Emett, known for his work on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, don't miss the chance to see this intricate artwork.

Want to explore Turn It Up with your little one? 🎵Join us tomorrow for a special Experitots session in our immersive exh...
18/01/2023

Want to explore Turn It Up with your little one? 🎵
Join us tomorrow for a special Experitots session in our immersive exhibition.
Discover the magic of music with hands-on activities.

10am 19 Jan, book now 👉 bit.ly/3koG9xy

 in 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born.You might know him as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States or for his ex...
17/01/2023

in 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born.

You might know him as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States or for his experiments with electricity, but did you know he invented a musical instrument?

The Glass Harmonica replicates the sound of running your finger over a glass. When it was first invented some people thought the unearthly music could make you ill.

Visit Turn It Up to see this and many more unusual instruments 👉 bit.ly/3koG9xy

 might be a marketing gimmick but we still wanted to give you a boost with a special playlist!🎧Made up of songs suggeste...
16/01/2023

might be a marketing gimmick but we still wanted to give you a boost with a special playlist!🎧

Made up of songs suggested by visitors to our exhibition Turn It Up, it’s a fantastic way to start your week. Visit now or comment to add your favourite songs.

Listen here 👉spoti.fi/3WcMQjq

🎵 Discover the magic of music in our Turn It Up Experitots sessions! 🎶Explore the exhibition with our friendly Explainer...
12/01/2023

🎵 Discover the magic of music in our Turn It Up Experitots sessions! 🎶

Explore the exhibition with our friendly Explainers and then get involved with hands-on activities for you and your child.

These special sessions are for children under 5

📅19 Jan, find out more and book 👉bit.ly/3Xmc7s7

It's  day and we're celebrating our own treasures ✨From Baby demonstrations to our historic textiles machinery, we love ...
11/01/2023

It's day and we're celebrating our own treasures ✨

From Baby demonstrations to our historic textiles machinery, we love sharing ideas that changed the world.

Plan your next visit 👉bit.ly/3ZuPaFi

New Year's resolutions to keep fit can be a challenge on grey, rainy days ☂️ 🏃‍♀️But did you know music could help? Rese...
10/01/2023

New Year's resolutions to keep fit can be a challenge on grey, rainy days ☂️ 🏃‍♀️

But did you know music could help? Research shows listening to the right track can boost your grip strength and help you exercise for longer!

Learn more in Turn It Up 👉 bit.ly/3k38n0v

Professor Stephen Hawking was born  81 years ago. One of the most influential scientists of our times, he explored the o...
08/01/2023

Professor Stephen Hawking was born 81 years ago. One of the most influential scientists of our times, he explored the origins and fate of the universe.

This spring we’ll be hosting a special new display of objects from Hawking’s office! Look out for more updates 👀

Find out more about Hawking's office in the collections 👉bit.ly/3VQtkcf

📢This weekend is the finale of our light-themed winter holiday activities💡Brighten up January with illuminating events, ...
06/01/2023

📢This weekend is the finale of our light-themed winter holiday activities💡

Brighten up January with illuminating events, including amazing performances by hand shadow artist Drew Colby.

Fresh from his recent performances on Spain's Got Talent, Drew will be creating curious creatures using just light and his own hands.

Don't miss the chance to see his awe-inspiring animations and find out how to create your own.

Learn more 👉 bit.ly/3VPBBwS

Looking for somewhere to relax after the winter break? Don't miss our Cosy Corners, curl up with a book on our comfy sof...
05/01/2023

Looking for somewhere to relax after the winter break?

Don't miss our Cosy Corners, curl up with a book on our comfy sofas or spend time with friends and family playing a board game.

Discover more 👉 bit.ly/3hze2dK

🥁We’re starting 2023 with a bang with a visit from Owain Wyn Evans and his drums! 🥁Did you catch us on BBC Breakfast thi...
04/01/2023

🥁We’re starting 2023 with a bang with a visit from Owain Wyn Evans and his drums! 🥁

Did you catch us on BBC Breakfast this morning? There’s still time to watch the amazing film on how music affects all our lives.

Visit Turn It Up to discover more of the fascinating science behind music’s hold over us, touching personal stories and explore our Musical Playground (drum kit not included)!

Book now 👉 bit.ly/3VOoE6C

Did you know we're free to visit?Enjoy our winter holiday activities, from the Light Lab to our new science show and mor...
03/01/2023

Did you know we're free to visit?

Enjoy our winter holiday activities, from the Light Lab to our new science show and more.
Get hands-on in Experiment and don't miss our Textiles Demonstrations!

Book your free ticket now scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

We’re back open for 2023!✨Explore the secrets of light in the last week of our winter holidays🎮Power UP, the ultimate ga...
02/01/2023

We’re back open for 2023!

✨Explore the secrets of light in the last week of our winter holidays
🎮Power UP, the ultimate gaming experience
🎵Discover the power of music in Turn It Up
🧪Experiment, Textiles Gallery and more

Book now 👉scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

Happy New Year!🥳Don't forget, the museum will be closed tomorrow (1 Jan)Thank you for all your support this year, keep y...
31/12/2022

Happy New Year!🥳
Don't forget, the museum will be closed tomorrow (1 Jan)

Thank you for all your support this year, keep your eyes peeled for updates on our plans for 2023 👀

Visit our website for more details about opening hours scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

🎮Play all day in Power UP, the ultimate gaming experience🎮From retro arcade classics like Pong and Pac-Man to a virtual ...
30/12/2022

🎮Play all day in Power UP, the ultimate gaming experience🎮
From retro arcade classics like Pong and Pac-Man to a virtual reality mission with Astro Bot.
Your wristband grants you entry all day so you can explore the museum in between Mario and Guitar Hero

Book your ticket now 👉 bit.ly/3Gg2MMX

Duunnn dunnn...🦈It’s the perfect time to catch up with some classic films and their equally classic soundtracks.Discover...
29/12/2022

Duunnn dunnn...🦈

It’s the perfect time to catch up with some classic films and their equally classic soundtracks.

Discover more about the science behind film scores in Turn It Up 👉bit.ly/3Wm1cPg

✨We’re back!🎉Join us for family fun with our Winter Holiday activities exploring the secrets of light.Don’t miss the ult...
27/12/2022

✨We’re back!🎉
Join us for family fun with our Winter Holiday activities exploring the secrets of light.

Don’t miss the ultimate gaming experience Power UP and discover the power of music in our latest exhibition Turn It Up.

Book your visit now👉bit.ly/3Wq5KUL

Planning on visiting the museum over the festive period?❄️Don't forget that we're closed 24 - 26 December❄️We look forwa...
23/12/2022

Planning on visiting the museum over the festive period?

❄️Don't forget that we're closed 24 - 26 December❄️

We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday!

Visit our website for more details scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

🥶Brrrr! We've got some special frosty visitors at the museum today❄️The Winter Sprites have arrived, don't miss them spr...
22/12/2022

🥶Brrrr! We've got some special frosty visitors at the museum today❄️

The Winter Sprites have arrived, don't miss them spreading light and fun facts about wintry weather.

📆22 and 23 December, learn more bit.ly/3vb2fW9

❄️Mariah Carey, Slade or Michael Bublé, who do you pick to soundtrack your festive drive? 🎵 Brunel University London hav...
21/12/2022

❄️Mariah Carey, Slade or Michael Bublé, who do you pick to soundtrack your festive drive? 🎵

Brunel University London have researched the best Christmas songs to listen to on a long car journey, and Driving Home for Christmas didn't make the cut!
Its slow beat isn't stimulating enough for long drives, they suggest listening to Wham's Last Christmas instead 🚗

Discover how music can impact the safety of our driving in Turn It Up 👉 bit.ly/3FMfm50

Give the gift of music this year with tickets to Turn It Up🎶🎁🎸The fascinating exhibition is jampacked, there really is s...
19/12/2022

Give the gift of music this year with tickets to Turn It Up🎶🎁🎸

The fascinating exhibition is jampacked, there really is something for everyone.
Unleash your inner musician on the Musical Playground, discover unusual instruments and learn more about the latest scientific research.

Tickets available until May, book now bit.ly/3BMCgbz

❄️ The winter holidays are here, with free family fun for the next three weeks!✨Experience our newest science show, expe...
17/12/2022

❄️ The winter holidays are here, with free family fun for the next three weeks!✨

Experience our newest science show, experiment in the Light Lab and don’t miss our Cosy Corners where you can relax with puzzles and games.

17 Dec – 8 Jan, discover more👉bit.ly/3V5e62K

The winter holidays are getting close and we can’t wait to take you on an adventure through light, colour and sound❄️🌈🎶J...
14/12/2022

The winter holidays are getting close and we can’t wait to take you on an adventure through light, colour and sound❄️🌈🎶

Join us on a journey of light from the Sun to Earth, experiment in our Light Lab and discover the power of music!

🔔 Don't miss special visits from Winter Sprites and Shadowgraph extraordinaire Drew Colby.

Starts 17 Dec, find out more 👉 bit.ly/3W3SUem

There’s still time to book your tickets for tomorrow’s  from the Royal Institution of Great Britain!Join us for a live s...
12/12/2022

There’s still time to book your tickets for tomorrow’s from the
Royal Institution of Great Britain!
Join us for a live screening of the family friendly lecture and discover the secrets of forensic science with Professor Dame Sue Black

13 December 17:30
Book now👉bit.ly/3Pj7FYq

Musician Liza Bec thought their career was over after developing a rare type of epilepsy triggered by the way their fing...
11/12/2022

Musician Liza Bec thought their career was over after developing a rare type of epilepsy triggered by the way their fingers moved when playing musical instruments.

But by building their own 'roborecorder' Liza found new ways to perform.

Learn more about Liza and see the amazing roborecorder in Turn It Up 👉 bit.ly/3XUKtnr

🎁Searching for some present inspiration this weekend? 🎁Visit our online shop where you can find something for all ages, ...
10/12/2022

🎁Searching for some present inspiration this weekend? 🎁

Visit our online shop where you can find something for all ages, from space food to gaming gifts, homeware to clothing.

Find the full range 👉bit.ly/3Pi59ld

You might have noticed some recent changes to our Power Hall, the last roof tile has been laid and the scaffolding is co...
09/12/2022

You might have noticed some recent changes to our Power Hall, the last roof tile has been laid and the scaffolding is coming down!

We’re excited about this important development, work will now begin on internal restoration and renovation.

👀 Keep your eyes peeled for more updates as we continue to restore the Power Hall 👀

Don't miss tomorrow's  tour of Turn It Up: The power of musicDiscover more about the fascinating exhibition with our cur...
08/12/2022

Don't miss tomorrow's tour of Turn It Up: The power of music
Discover more about the fascinating exhibition with our curator and a interpreter.

📅 2pm, 9 December

Book now👉 bit.ly/3uyvulz

Our volunteers have been braving the cold refreshing our Planting Stories garden. Don’t miss the beautiful frosty planti...
07/12/2022

Our volunteers have been braving the cold refreshing our Planting Stories garden.

Don’t miss the beautiful frosty planting on your next visit ❄️

🔔There’s only 1 week to go until we kick off the festive season with a live screening of the Royal Institution of Great ...
06/12/2022

🔔There’s only 1 week to go until we kick off the festive season with a live screening of the Royal Institution of Great Britain's !

Professor Dame Sue Black will share the secrets of forensic science before you put your skills to the test to solve a crime in Santa’s workshop.

This is a brilliant opportunity to see the world’s longest running science lecture series before its BBC broadcast over Christmas.

📆13 December, ages 11+ book your ticket now 👉 bit.ly/3gYoCe0

It's  and we're celebrating our incredible volunteers.They help us to inspire visitors and care for our collections, sha...
05/12/2022

It's and we're celebrating our incredible volunteers.

They help us to inspire visitors and care for our collections, sharing their skills, experiences, time and enthusiasm with us across many different roles.

✨A huge thank you from us all!✨

Experience Turn It Up: The power of music in your own way 🥁🎸🎵Join our curator and a British Sign Language interpreter fo...
04/12/2022

Experience Turn It Up: The power of music in your own way 🥁🎸🎵

Join our curator and a British Sign Language interpreter for a led tour of the exhibition exploring the science of music.

📅 9 Dec Learn more and book now: bit.ly/3FOb2nx

On this day in 1753 Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule, was born🧵The machine spun stronger yarn in greater q...
03/12/2022

On this day in 1753 Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule, was born🧵
The machine spun stronger yarn in greater quantities than ever before and was industry standard for 150 years!
We have our very own spinning mule in the Textiles gallery from Elk Mill, Oldham, the last spinning mule mill in Lancashire.
Don't miss a live demonstration on your next visit 👇

December is here and if you’re looking for family fun over the school holidays we’ve got you covered!❄Experiment with li...
01/12/2022

December is here and if you’re looking for family fun over the school holidays we’ve got you covered!

❄Experiment with light and colour in hands-on activities and shows with our expert Explainers
🧬Discover the secrets of forensic science with the Royal Institution of Great Britain's
🎵 Explore the power of music in Turn It Up and join us for the ultimate gaming experience in Power UP

Learn more and book now 👉bit.ly/3OYSBiz

We’re taking you back in time today to mark 50 years since classic video game Pong was released by Atari! Pong went on t...
29/11/2022

We’re taking you back in time today to mark 50 years since classic video game Pong was released by Atari! Pong went on to become the first commercially successful video game🕹️🎮👾

Don’t miss the chance to revisit retro consoles from the Commodore 64 to the ZX Spectrum in the ultimate gaming experience Power UP.

Learn more and book now 👉bit.ly/3ELQ9Ya

We're celebrating  all weekend with 10% off selected items in our online shop!Perfect for some festive shopping or even ...
26/11/2022

We're celebrating all weekend with 10% off selected items in our online shop!

Perfect for some festive shopping or even a treat for yourself, find a gift less ordinary 🎁🚀

*Enter code "SHOPSUN2022" at checkout this weekend*

Shop now 👉 bit.ly/3VseCbK

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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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Yesterday we had a fab day out to celebrate my husbands birthday. We spent the day in Manchester and we really enjoyed ourselves.

We booked in at Science and Industry Museum for their Power Up exhibition, went for lunch at Bundobust Brewery then went shopping to Afleck Palace.

A couple of drinks and a train home for tea at our local pub The George & Dragon Holmes Chapel

HALF TERM DISCOVERY: Don’t miss a packed programme of family fun exploring all-things sound and music at the Science and Industry Museum this February...
Wholesome night lastnight photographing an event at Science and Industry Museum 🖤
Great news! We have just announced our first Tea and Transport Trip Out for 2023. We'll be organising a trip to the Science and Industry Museum in Castlefield, Manchester on the 16th February. The museum opened on its present site in 1983 at what was Liverpool Road railway station.

Admission is free, there's a café, hands-on exhibits, and temporary exhibitions. You can book your free ticket on the day or online before you meet us outside the museum. We will be meeting outside the museum entrance for 11am.

You can either get the tram and walk from Deansgate-Castlefield station or take the Free Bus to the Opera House and walk from there. The postcode for the SatNav is M3 4FP.

For further details, please contact Stuart on 07410 981601 (WhatsApp) or email via [email protected]. You can also contact Kim on 07730 165004 or by email on [email protected].

The Friends For Life Group's Tea and Transport Group have arranged their first trip out of 2023. On the 16th February 2023, they will be going to the Science and Industry Museum in Castlefield, Manchester. Admission is FREE and there's plenty to see. As for tea, there's a café in the main part of the museum.

You can find out more by contacting Stuart on 07410 981601 (WhatsApp) or email via [email protected]. You can also contact Kim on 07730 165004 or by email on [email protected].

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HALF TERM LINE UP: Don’t miss a packed programme of family fun at the Science and Industry Museum, exploring all-things sound and music, plus two captivating interactive exhibitions!

Thank you for this from our client Chris Speed, Deputy CEO of Survivors Manchester, a we are proud to be working with as an function. We're always made to feel part of the team - as can be seen from Debbie Mosley's trip today to the Survivors Manchester at the Science and Industry Museum.

SIM HALF TERM: Don’t miss a packed programme of family fun exploring all-things sound and music, plus two captivating interactive exhibitions, at Science and Industry Museum this February half term.

Did you know, we have colleagues working here today who worked on the Synchrotron Radiation Source (aka the SRS) when it was here at the lab?

Lots of people have fond memories of working on the SRS, so we took two of them along to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester to look at the elements of the SRS which are on display there and to tell us more about their time at the lab.

Thank you to Alan Brown and Stephen Hill for sharing your memories with us and to the museum for hosting us.

You can visit the Science and Industry Museum daily, and entry is free. You will find the SRS exhibits just beyond reception on the ground floor. If you go, do let us know what you think.
A big thank you to Yemi at Manchester Family Fun for hosting the first Manchester Family Arts Network meeting of the year🥳

The Network is made up of around 20 Manchester arts and culture venues, and is a great opportunity to share ideas and best practices. Today we discussed what responsible family engagement and data collection looks like, and ways we can enhance this together as a sector.

Thank you to all the venues that turned up, it was lovely to see you!

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🎟️The Lowry
🔬Science and Industry Museum
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POWER UP: Science and Industry Museum invites you to the ultimate hands-on interactive gaming experience. Challenge friends and family on every platform from Atari to the PS5 and the latest-generation virtual reality systems.

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At morning at the Science and Industry Museum for Loui! 🧬🔭🧪

A great way to kick off the day! 👏🏻 Both educational and fun 😀

Museum trips are a great way to encourage our young people to learn about fascinating topics whilst being more engaging than the classroom environment 🙌🏻

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TURN IT UP: The power of music is an exploration of sound and creativity featuring cutting-edge research, art installations, AI robots and more! The exhibition at Science and Industry Museum is set to be an unmissable celebration of music’s power and potential.

☁️LITTLE NORTHERNERS☁️

This is our go-to place whenever we go to central Manchester and the boys need some time to chill and play. The best bit? Little Northerners is a totally FREE play space in the heart of the city - open daily and you don’t even need to book. There’s even a huge sandpit and playhouse outside the building too 🏖️

Little Northerners is a glass-surrounded play room in the Great Northern Warehouse complex near Deansgate. It took us a while to find it the first time but it’s actually really easy - just head to Odeon and it’s there (for step-free, we enter the complex by Alex's Bakery, head past the sandpit towards Almost Famous GN, and go inside to take the lift up 1 level).

It’s open 9-4 every day and is unmanned so I wondered if it might be a bit of a mess but actually it’s always been so nicely kept & clean whenever we’ve visited. There’s a play shop, kitchen, teepee, dolls’ house, castle, climbing boxes, rocking arch, blocks, books, instruments & baby toys. Plus a comfy sofa and a handwashing station. Right next door there’s a separate ‘Book Nook’ with even more books for kids and for grown-ups & a little tent too.

📚🎵On Tuesdays there’s a Play Maker Events playworker at Little Northerners. Don’t miss their Storytime/Rhymetime every Tues 11:30-12 & Thurs 1:30-2 (free, just turn up)!

Head outside (down one level in the lift & near Almost Famous) and you’ll find a massive sandpit & playhouse with mud kitchen, which is open all year & equipped with buckets & spades in summer.

This is such a great location for a free play space and I wish every town had one! We often pop in before or after catching the train as it’s a short walk to Deansgate station (about 7 mins). It’s also super near Science and Industry Museum, or Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Central Library, or People's History Museum, so it’s a great addition to a day of free fun.

📍 Kiosk 1, Great Northern Atrium, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN
🕙 Open 9-4 daily
💷 FREE
🚗 Pay&display car park at Great Northern Warehouse
🚃 Short walk from Deansgate

🎨MANCHESTER ART GALLERY🎨

Epic den building and hexagonal table tennis make ‘The Lion’s Den’ children’s gallery in Manchester Art Gallery a great FREE stop for all the family if you’re around St Peter’s Square 🦁 It’s right by Manchester Central Library so you can pop over there for more free fun, exploring the Secret Garden-inspired children’s library 📚It’s walking distance to the Little Northerners free playroom in Great Northern Warehouse near Deansgate too, and the fab Science and Industry Museum, so you can easily make a full day of activity without any entry fees.

🎨 Manchester Art Gallery’s ‘Lion’s Den’ also offers free Artist-led creative sessions called ‘Creative Families’ on Wednesdays and alternate Saturdays & Sundays(we didn’t go on the right day for this but they look great).

🇨🇳 On 22nd Jan there will be Chinese New Year activities, including a bunny trail, bunny crafts & cake decorating with Chinese calligraphy (all free)

✨ Don’t miss their free Baby Sensory sessions every 1st & 3rd Weds of the month from 1-2pm (no need to book).

🚪 There are ‘Open Doors’ creative sessions for autistic children & their families once a month on Saturdays 10-12 (free but book online)

The Den also features a huge painting of a sleeping lion, mini monster artworks, and black & white art to stimulate babies. I felt like the space was big enough for maybe one more hands-on activity or even just some colouring out on the tables (it felt a bit sparse) but it’s still a great place to pop in to get kids excited about art & feeling welcome in a gallery. I’d no idea quite how long they’d be happy building dens for either - we couldn’t get them to leave!

The rest of the art gallery doesn’t have much in the way of interactives but there’s an interesting mix of displays - from costume to ceramics, fine art & contemporary sculpture.

☕️ Gallery Cafe
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Buggy park & lifts

📍 M2 3JL
🚃 Right by St Peter’s Square tram stop
🕙 Tues-Sun 10am–5pm (Lion’s Den open during these hours, except closed Thursdays until 12:30pm)
💷 FREE

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