Come rain or shine, if you have just half an hour or an entire day, there is always something to see, experiment with, make, watch and do at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.
Dedicated to ideas that have shaped our world, this half-term is all about movement, inspired by Victorian endeavour.
Make tracks to see Stephenson’s Rocket back on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway, now the Science and Industry Museum we know and love, for the first time in over 180 years.
Roll those sleeves up and get involved in Science Showdowns to witness live experiments, explosions and other surprising scientific shenanigans. Decide which of three ordinary people who went on ordinary journeys deserve to be crowned the winner.
Design and build your own train of the future in Rocket Racers workshops and test your engineering skills in The Great Bridge Build Off challenge.
We love the interactive shows and workshops by the ingenious and welcoming explainer team, Power Packs for toddlers and also, quite frankly, any chance to find out more and celebrate how Manchester’s scientific enterprises kick started the modern world (and continue to change it in so many ways).
Don’t forget some hard-earned pennies for the Victorian Fairground (complete with charming Helter-Skelter, Carousel, Chair-O-Plane and more). Visit the mega Electricity exhibition (with accompanying free family trail) too.