October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum

Part of our Tours and Activities guide

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Image courtesy of Science and Industry Museum

October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 21 October–1 November 2020, free entry - Visit now

This October half term the Science and Industry Museum will be exploring big ideas with small minds through activities, exhibitions and experiments. With safety as a top priority, you can book your free ticket to access interactive exhibitions, newly reopened galleries and the Sun.

expert explainers to help young minds stay inquisitive

See if you can lift a mini with your own strength and watch a skeleton ride a bicycle in the Experiment Gallery. Discover the cotton fuelled transformation Manchester went through in the Textiles gallery. As part of your free ticket you’ll also gain access to the museum’s blockbuster exhibition, the Sun. Our closest star is the source of myths, legends and solar power and has been marvelled at by humans for millennia. This exhibition explores the burning ball of gass and our shifting relationship with it.

From the 24th October the eagerly awaited reopening of the Air and Space hall will happen. This collection of car, motorbikes and aeroplanes are the fossils of Manchester’s machinery revolution. They tell the story of how transport and movement fuelled growth in the North. For curious hands the Interactive gallery has experiments, happenings and expert explainers to help young minds stay inquisitive.

The Museum is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound regeneration. This major upgrade will see the opening of a new Exhibition Gallery as well as improvement works of the 1830’s Station and Warehouse.

Since closing for lockdown, this October half term is the first time the Museum will open all week long. Usually the building is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. For the duration of the week the Museum will open every day allowing more families to learn, experiment and enjoy it for longer.

October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

21 October–1 November 2020
Free entry