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.
What will you build, sense and discover? Play and explore science in action in Experiment, our free interactive gallery designed for the whole family to enjoy together.
Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2021 Praemium Imperiale award for painting, presents Amazônia, a breath-taking photography exhibition that celebrates the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest.Book now
Start your journey through Manchester's rich legacy of industrial innovations, scientific discoveries and ideas that changed the world.
Prepare to get hands-on, with your ears and hearts open, with our new major exhibition exploring the science of music's mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share.Book now
Uncover stories of our historic site while exploring our new garden, featuring plants, trees and flowers that have been carefully selected to represent the goods that would have once been transported here on the railway.
Join our expert Explainers for an action-packed show that tells the story of how science met industry right here in Manchester, building our world and shaping our lives today.