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Our collection documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. In this section of the blog, we want to shine a light upon the achievements and experiences of the people behind those stories.

Lucky Jim

With International Cat Day, World Lion Day and Erwin Schrödinger’s birthday all happening over the last week, we were inundated by requests (or, complaining mews) from the museum’s feline friends for a cat blog, so we asked our two Meow-keting Assistants, Kitty and Burnie, to pounce on some of the black cats we have in our collections for Black Cat Appreciation Day…

Baby computer

Edmund Griffiths created an online emulator of the Baby computer. In this blog he talks about why he wanted to give a decades-old computer a modern home on the internet.

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