Thread your way through Manchester’s rich legacy of industrial innovations, scientific discoveries and ideas that changed the world.
From the printing press to modern computing, discover how technological advancements have made it possible for us to communicate further and faster.
Have you ever wanted to fly your own jet? Then take the controls on Fly 360, our hands-on flight simulator.
Watch volunteers run our replica Baby and see how far computing has come since 1948.
Electricity: The spark of life
Electricity: The spark of life examines how scientists experimented with electricity to understand and control it, and how mass generation and distribution changed our lives.Coming soon
Red Arrows Flight Simulator
Take to the skies and experience life in the cockpit of a Red Arrows aircraft in our flight simulator.
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.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
Join British astronaut Tim Peake on an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission.Book now
Engineer Evan's Difficult Day
Learn how a steam engine works in this interactive show right in the heart of the pulsating Power Hall. It’s lots of fun and a little bit loud.
Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago, experience the deafening sounds of the machinery and find out what life was like for thousands of mill workers.
Who will you support? Player 1 or Player 2? Take control of this live science show as different experiments battle it out to be crowned your winner.
The Revolution Manchester Show
This lively show tells the story of how science and industry came together in Manchester, shaping our lives today.
Manchester Science Festival 2018
Manchester Science Festival is an annual creative, playful and surprising celebration of science.Coming soon
Bee in the City and Summer Bee Garden
Make a bee line for the museum this summer as we celebrate Bee in the City and create a beautiful garden in our Upper Yard.