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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.

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.

The Clearpath Jackal robot

You might think you’ve stumbled across a proposal for the fourth Austin Powers film, but this blog comes from Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Andrew West. Andrew puts lasers on robots and makes them boldly go where no robot has gone before…

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