What’s On

Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.

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Graphene

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

Free

What's invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Exhibition
Now You See Me Now You Don't

Now You See Me Now You Don't

Free

For this year's Manchester After Hours event, the Museum of Science and Industry is teaming up with the Engine House Collective (Islington Mill) to develop an audiovisual installation in the Air and Space Hall.

  • evening event
Makefest

MakeFest 2017

Entry is free, though certain activities may be chargeable

MakeFest is our annual celebration of hands-on, do-it-yourself making.

  • Recommended for ages 6 and older
  • Workshop
Picture of a kirigami fold with woman in the background

Creative Wonder Materials

Free

What’s kirigami? Can you build with graphene? Which materials might change our lives? Peel back the layers of the world’s first 2D material, and be inspired by the creative experimentation that led to the isolation of graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Interactive gallery
Platform for Investigation at the Museum of Science and Industry

Pi: Platform for Investigation

Free

Pi: Platform for Investigation is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that's happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Interactive science show
1830 Express

1830 Express

Charges apply

Hop on the 1830 Express and step back to a time to when cotton was king and railways were about to change the world forever.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Ride
Lithograph of Manchester Victoria Station, 1845

Destination Stations

Free

Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work.  For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Gallery
Picture of children playing with interactive display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Experiment!

Free

Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Interactive gallery
The Revolution Manchester Show at Museum of Science and Industry

The Revolution Manchester Show

Free

This lively show tells the story of how science and industry came together in Manchester, shaping our lives today.

  • Recommended for ages 5 to 11
  • Interactive science show