Free entry: Donate online or at the Museum
Open 10am - 5pm
23 July 2016 – 25 June 2017 Free
What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? And could be about to change your life? Graphene.
20 - 21 August Free
MakeFest is back for 2016, taking over the museum for a weekend of coding, crafting and creating.
01 May - 26 June with exceptions. See description for details Charges apply
Hop on the 1830 Express and step back to a time to when cotton was king and railways were about to change the world forever.
Thursday 12 May £3.50 (includes drink on arrival)
All aboard for a musical tour of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway.
Open daily Free
Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.
Open daily until 15 May 2016, closed 27–8 April 2016 Free
Tania Kovats’ new exhibition of sculptures and drawings explores the significance of our relationship with the world’s seas and oceans.
Open daily until September 2016, closed 27–8 April 2016 Free
Take a tour of your taste buds and explore how food affects your brain, body and eating habits.
Monthly activities £3 for 1 adult and 1 child
These creative activity sessions for children under 6 years old use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hand-on science gallery Experiment.
Daily shows Free
Behold the power of steam! Find out how a mill engine works, and discover its role in the Industrial Revolution.