Play, explore and experiment at the Science and Industry Museum this October half term.
We’ve added extra opening days for half term, giving you the whole week to discover amazing objects and world changing ideas, including Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 October.
See the cars, motorbikes and aeroplanes that got industrial Manchester moving in the Air and Space Hall which will reopen from 24 October.
Play and explore in Experiment, our family-friendly interactive gallery, find out how cotton transformed the city of Manchester and unravel science secrets with our expert Explainers at Science Stops around the museum.
Pick up an activity trail in The Sun and the Textiles Gallery and let the fun games and challenges guide you through the exhibitions. Explore outside in our cobbled Upper Yard and uncover some of the incredible stories behind our historic site.
Take a break in our café, which will be serving some delicious sandwiches, snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Avoid the queues and buy your lunch in advance when you book your free admission tickets, or enjoy one of the special offers available on the day. The museum shop will also be open selling a wide range of gifts, books, toys, science kits and more. Every purchase you make supports the museum and our vital work.
The fun doesn't have to end when you leave the museum. Pick up a free craft kit containing all the supplies you need to make your own Sun Catcher and take a little sunshine home with you.
Remember to book your free admission tickets before your visit.
Air and Space Hall
By road or by air, this city’s inventors and engineers made a big impact on the way we travel today. See the cars, bikes and aeroplanes that got industrial Manchester moving.
Manchester is built on cotton. Our Textiles Gallery tells the story of the people, products and pioneers that made it and their continuing legacy in our city and our world today.
From an ancient Scandinavian sun horse to Jimmy Carter's solar panels from the White House, The Sun tells the story of our ever-changing relationship with our closest star.