The Science Museum Group is delighted to announce that Peterborough Cathedral have won the competition to host Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour later in 2018.
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.
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.
To celebrate 2018 as being the Chinese Year of the Dog, ‘Barketing’ Assistant Shannon picks out four of her most paw-esome dog related items in the museum’s collection.
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.
Textile production and computing—two of Manchester’s most important historic industries—are brought together in the Jacquard loom, on display in our Textiles Gallery.