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Museum of Science and Industry blog
161 years ago, on 26 August 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye was patented by William Henry Perkin, whose archive is now part of our collection.
Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the sun (when it shows up) than in our Upper Yard sat in one of our new collection-themed deckchairs?
Ahead of their appeareance at MakeFest 2017, Richard Watson from the North West Meccano Guild tells us more about the history of the organisation.
MakeFest returns to the museum on 19–20 August. In this post, a few of the makers tell us about what they have in store for the weekend.
110 years ago, Shackleton set sail for New Zealand aboard Nimrod. In this post, archivist Jan Shearsmith discusses the fate of the famous ship.
In this guest post, Bossa Studios CMO Tracey McGarrigan talks us through a gamejam, the starting point for all of her company’s games.
Sir Vince Cable recently paid a visit to the museum to learn more about what we are doing to help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
August 2017 marks 225 years since the death of Richard Arkwright. Here, we look at both his entrepreneurship and the controversy that surrounded him.
Ahead of Power Up!, opening 11 August, Marketing Manager Nancy Hopkins takes us through her 5 favourite retro games available to play at the event.
Tania Wilson from our contemporary science team reports back from this year’s Ecsite conference, the largest science communication conference in Europe.
Space journalist Sarah Cruddas explores the past and future of our journeys to the stars.
Take a look back at the highlights and achievements of our award-winning exhibition Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond.