Strike a pose at Manchester’s mighty fine Science and Industry Museum this Easter holidays. Who knew that the worlds of fashion and science aren’t as poles apart as we may think?
The theme for rambunctious daily live Science Showdowns reveals how fashion innovations have kept us cool (in all senses of the word), stay dry and more. Get to choose which innovation is the biggest hit in your eyes.
With waste high on the agenda of climate conscious youth, join a Recycled Runway workshop and fashion a masterpiece. Be inspired by real designer fashion on display, make a piece from recycled materials and show it off down the museum’s very own catwalk.
Head to the Textiles Gallery to find all about Manchester’s historic legacy in fabric production and design. Once known as Cottonopolis it was the centre of the cotton industry. In Make Your Manchester sessions design a piece of textile art inspired by what makes Manchester special to you and show it off in the Revolution Manchester digital display.
Take a tour with the Science and Industry Museum’s new family trail. See, feel and hear the thunderous sound of cotton being made at daily historic machinery demonstrations.
For tiny ones, daily Early Years Engineers sessions and the Experiment interactive gallery can thankfully keep the littlest of curious minds and bodies occupied. Where else can you lift a mini, create a hurricane or watch your own skeleton ride a bike within the space of 10 minutes?
We love that the Museum of Science and Industry never rests on its laurels, always creating new ways to experience how ideas can change the world. Even the ones that you wear.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.