Ahead of our retro gaming event Power UP, we invited our friends and Lower Byrom Street neighbours from the Crystal Maze to tell us what they think makes the 90s the best decade ever.
To quote Bob Marley, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So what better way to enjoy this fine spell of weather we’re having than a quick look at our summery collection items? Deck chairs at the ready as we shine a light on our favourite sunshine objects.
The buildings of Liverpool Road station are one of the most incredible things about the site on which the Museum of Science and Industry sits—but a huge fire over 150 years ago almost destroyed these historic structures.
Nowadays, hopping on a plane from London to Edinburgh is common. But did you know that today marks 99 years since the first scheduled domestic air service in Britain?
The Morson Maker Space at the University of Salford has just celebrated its first birthday! The Maker Space encompasses all things good about the university’s mission to transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential.
Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years this September.
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.
You may have heard the term ‘science communication’ before, but do you know exactly what it means? In this guest post, Volunteer Communications Assistant Megan tells us more…
Following the announcement that Power UP will return to Manchester this summer, we take a look at some of the most influential characters in gaming’s long history.
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.