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Museum of Science and Industry

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This February half term, travel back to the Victorian era to find out how Steam, Sweat and Spinners created our modern world, and how Manchester was at the start of it all.

With fun shows and workshops, Steam, Sweat and Spinners is our annual celebration of all things Victorian and beyond.

The Science Showdown show will pit history's biggest technological revolutions against each other, asking ‘which changed our lives the most?’, while outside in our yard, you can 'roll up, roll up!' to our Victorian-style fairground.

There will also be workshops where you can create an optical illusion to amaze your friends, or build a mechanical Victorian style toy. Elsewhere in the museum, you can strike a pose for a selfie in the Victorian photo booth, collect themed trading cards to take home, and see the working machines and engines that powered Manchester’s rise to fame as the world's first industrial city.