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Museum of Science and Industry

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Thread your way through Manchester’s rich legacy of industrial innovations, scientific discoveries and ideas that changed the world.

Game changers. Pioneers. Mancunians.

Our small corner of the city is where the modern world began. Discover the story of our historic site then get on board with the transport revolution and uncover Manchester's aviation history.

Weave your way around Cottonopolis, find out why small is beautiful in Manchester and discover engineers like Joseph Whitworth and Richard Roberts, who helped the wheels of industry to turn and make Manchester into a global powerhouse.

Step into the circle of energy and uncover the pioneering work of James Joule, then tinker with our nuclear fusion machine.

Play the Ferranti Mark 1 love letter game in front of our replica Baby computer, or test your binary skills in our fast-paced coding game.

Weaving workshop

Our weekend Weaving Workshop is temporarily moving to Revolution Manchester whilst its usual home in the Textiles Gallery is having some work done.

Do you fancy taking on the role of a power loom and having a go at weaving your own piece of cloth? Then why not drop in anytime between 14.00 and 16.00 every Saturday and Sunday. Recommended for ages 5+.

Over, under, over, under...

This is a small selection of objects on display in Revolution Manchester. You can browse our online collection for more items housed in the gallery. If you are visiting to see any of these objects, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.