Free entry – Donate online or at the museum
Open 10am – 5pm daily
Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.
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? Graphene.
11 – 26 February 2017 Mostly free (certain events charged)
Step back in time this half term and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian Manchester with our family friendly holiday programme. See the power of steam with our Engine Demonstrations, join the Cotton Mill Circus and light up your day with our Magic Lanterns.
15 March 2017 Free entry (booking essential)
Spend an evening with legendary Factory Records designer Peter Saville, play the carrot clarinet, then rock out to a silent disco featuring the catchiest tunes on the planet.
23 July 2016 - 25 June 2017 Free
What’s kirigami? Can you build with graphene? Which materials might change our lives? Peel back the layers of the world’s first 2D material, and be inspired by the creative experimentation that led to the isolation of graphene.
Various dates and times 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.
Monthly experiments Free
Sponsored by Siemens UK, Pi: Platform for Investigation is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that's happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.
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 31 March 2017 Free
Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work. For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines.
Daily shows Free
Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago, experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines and find out what life was like for thousands of mill workers.