On 26 and 27 May, makers, inventors, engineers, coders and crafters from all over the North West will descend on the Museum of Science and Industry for our annual celebration of tinkering, building and creating, MakeFest.
With thousands of runners set to pound the pavements this weekend in the Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames taking place just outside our window, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful items in our collection related to keeping yourself in the very best of health.
Today marks the 40th anniversary since aviator David Cook used his modified Volmer VJ 23E hang-glider, powered by a go-kart engine, to cross the English Channel in 1978. The hang-glider is now part of our collection here at the museum, and to mark the occasion, Assistant Curator Lewis Pollard spoke to David about his historic journey.
The historic Textiles Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry is to receive a facelift ahead of summer—meaning there will be more objects on display and better hands-on activities than ever before.