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Building our new gallery

We have started work on our new £5 million Special Exhibition Gallery, designed by award-winning architects Carmody Groarke.

The gallery will be built in the Grade II listed New Warehouse, the museum's main building and arrival point. It will provide an international-standard space for temporary exhibitions to be shown in Manchester, while simultaneously showing off the beauty of the historic Warehouse basement and Colonnaded Viaduct.

The warehouse space, with its beautiful brickwork ceiling and historic importance, is the ideal location for exhibitions that tell the story of the world’s first industrial city, and the ideas that were born here and which changed the world.

Behind-the-scenes work will begin in summer 2018 and the new space is expected to open in 2020.

The project is generously funded by the Department for Media, Culture and Sport, Wellcome, Kirby Laing Foundation, The Zochonis Charitable Trust, and Friends of the Science and Industry Museum.