A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon, a company based right here in Manchester was making space suits. That company was P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd.
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.
Dr Jessica Wade asks, “why is getting girls into STEM still an issue, and what can we do to change things?”
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.
In part two of our series on re-entry, we ask aerospace engineering researcher Tom Fisher to consider some more unusual hypersonic objects.
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.
What is it about steam traction engines that persuades so many to put so much time, effort and money into keeping them alive?
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.
Long before this museum stood on the site of Liverpool Road Station there was an “unofficial” museum here displaying some railway treasures.
In 1914, Manchester was one of the biggest motor manufacturing cities in the world. Two decades later cars had become part of our everyday lives—but Manchester’s dominance had faded.