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Manchester's Rolls-Royce

Find out more about Manchester's Rolls-Royce in its new home as part of our Revolution Manchester gallery. 

Previously exhibited as part of our Air and Space Hall, this stunning object is now the focus of a special temporary display which highlights its relationship to our city. As an important part of Manchester's industrial heritage, this temporary display centres around one of the first Rolls-Royce motorcars, one of only three remaining cars of this type.

The Rolls-Royce motor company started life in Manchester. It is the result of a remarkable partnership between Henry Royce, an expert engineer, and Charles Rolls, a motorcar pioneer.

Rolls and Royce were committed to experimentation and testing. Together, they led the way in early motor technology, creating motorcars that were powerful, quiet and more reliable than their competitors.

Read our blog post to find out more about how we moved the Rolls-Royce to its new home.