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About Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival is a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar and one of the most popular science festivals in the UK.

The Festival is produced by the Science and Industry Museum and part of the Science Museum Group. 

The last Festival was held in 2018. It was originally due to take place again in October 2020, but the decision was made to reschedule for February 2021. Manchester Science Festival will take place every two years, with the next Festival planned for October 2022.

Manchester Science Festival 2021

Manchester Science Festival 2021 will explore the role of science, technology and communities in finding solutions to our changing climate, one of the world’s most urgent challenges. 

The Festival is a cornerstone of the Science Museum Group’s public programme focused on climate, showcasing some of science's most cutting-edge developments in the fight against climate change, introducing new technologies and connecting visitors to leading voices who are helping to shape our future.

The Science Museum Group aims to lead public engagement in the UK on the science of climate change and the technological challenges and opportunities around energy transition by providing a compelling public programme. It also aims to be a leader in the sector in reducing the environmental impacts of its work.  

More information about Sustainability and the Science Museum Group.