Fashion Fun at the Science and Industry Museum

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Fashion Fun at the Science and Industry Museum
Science Museum Group/Chris Foster

Spring Holiday: Fashion Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 6 — 22 April 2019 Entrance is free

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.

Spring Holiday: Fashion Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 6 — 22 April 2019 Entrance is free

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