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Museum of Science and Industry blog

Have you ever wondered about the scientific principles being used at funfairs? Well, the Victorian Fairground at the museum this February half term has inspired our Web Manager Mike to dust off his old science textbooks to try and explain them.

A black and white picture of a Victorian lady, Selina Cooper, a suffragette and scientist

Fans of the trading cards that we debuted last June will be excited to hear that we are bringing them back for February half term to try and put faces to some of the people who powered the Industrial Revolution in Manchester.

An old fashioned railway station booking hall with wooden floors, wooden counters and pale walls

Long before this museum stood on the site of Liverpool Road Station there was an “unofficial” museum here displaying some railway treasures.

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