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Exhibitions and galleries

We have eight permanent galleries and various exhibition spaces. From interactive family fun to the history of Manchester’s industrial heritage, find out more about the subjects we cover and the objects we display with blog posts from our team and guest authors.

A photograph from the Oct. 31, 2017 Operation IceBridge flight over the Larsen C.

It seems as if robots are everywhere these days, so it was no surprise to hear that our autonomous chums are being sent into one of the most hostile and underexplored areas on the planet—the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Illustration of the the angle at which Tiangong orbited the Earth.

On 2 April 2018, the prototype Chinese space station Tiangong-1 made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. However, scientists weren’t able to accurately know when and where it would finally land until the last 24 hours.

There are just a few weeks left to catch our Robots exhibition before it goes off on tour, so we wanted to test how much attention you’ve been paying since it opened in October.

An illustration of how a Chatbot works

If you’ve used Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa—or at least come across them—you may have already heard of the next supposed ‘big thing’ in artificial intelligence: chatbots.

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