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At the museum

In this section, you’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum—from a day in the life of a volunteer and team building exercises, to the logistics of decanting our galleries or putting on a late event.

A woman in an early 20th century dress and suffragette sash and holding a parasol jumping in the air

In this guest post, actor Ruby O’Casey delves deeper into the history of the Suffragettes, including her own family’s connection to the movement.

The Soyuz capsule that brought Tim Peake back from space will be on display at the Museum between 10 March and 13 May 2018. But how dangerous was the journey home? In part one of a two-part series we look at the science of returning from space.

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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