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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Picture of two girls dancing at the Museum of Science and Industry

Imagine it, Make it, Move it

Mostly free (certain events charged)

Join in the fun this summer as our Explainers get everyone imagining, making and moving with these fantastic shows, demonstrations and workshops.

  • Various age restrictions apply
  • Events

Power Up!

Charges apply

Power Up! is back for 2017 with over 160 consoles on offer. Get your game face on and play some of the most popular video games from the past 40 years, from Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Mario.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Event

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
Nikhil Chopra at Whitworth

Nikhil Chopra – New North and South


From 29 September to 1 October, we welcome performance artist Nikhil Chopra to the museum. Chopra will create a one-off 48-hour performance based around Vulcan locomotive 3157 in the museum's Power Hall.

  • Various age restrictions apply
  • Event
Picture of children playing with interactive display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester



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
Lithograph of Manchester Victoria Station, 1845

Destination Stations


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
The Revolution Manchester Show at Museum of Science and Industry

The Revolution Manchester Show


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
Manchester Mills demonstration at Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills Demonstration


Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago, experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines and find out what life was like for thousands of mill workers.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Demonstration
Engine demonstration at Museum of Science and Industry

Engine Demonstration


Find out how a mill engine works, and discover its role in the Industrial Revolution.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Demonstration