Connecting Manchester Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Has your life been changed by email or the mobile phone? Is the paperless office really feasible? The Connecting Manchester Gallery tells the story of the development of communications in the...

Textiles Gallery

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Working machinery, hands-on exhibits, artworks and human stories bring to life the story of Manchester's textile industry. Explore the properties of different fibres and fabrics, and try out...

Power Hall

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Steam power was vital to Manchester's industrial development. The Power Hall houses one of the largest collections of working steam mill engines in the world. The engines include a beam engine used...

Liverpool & Manchester Railway

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Located in the Second Class Booking Hall, this exhibition describes the construction and early years of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. You can see the original station bell and sundial....

Electricity Gallery

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

The Electricity Gallery lets you peer into the past of the technology that changed our lives. Learn about the principles of electricity and look at early electric machines, such as electric shock...

Air & Space Gallery

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Pride of place in this gallery goes to aircraft built by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd (Avro), founded in Manchester by Alliott Verdon Roe in 1910. Look back to the early days of flying machines when Roe made...