What’s On

Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.

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Graphene

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

Free

What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Exhibition
Picture of young girl at Tricks of the Light at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Light!

Free

Families visiting the museum this Christmas will be tripping the light fantastic with a special programme of fun, free events.

  • Various age restrictions apply
  • Events
Picture of child in Fly 360 simulator | Museum of Science and Industry

Fly 360

£10 per ride (1 or 2 people)

Have you ever wanted to fly your own jet? Our Fly 360° interactive flight simulator allows you to do just that.

  • Ages 9 and older (and at least 122cm tall to ride)
  • Ride
Image of Cloud Crash by HeHe

Cloud Crash

Free

For the world premiere of Cape Farewell’s 2016 Lovelock Art Commission, Paris-based artists HeHe have taken inspiration from James Lovelock, the Museum of Science and Industry’s collection and the research of the Natural Environment Research Council.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Exhibition
Picture of a kirigami fold with woman in the background

Creative Wonder Materials

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.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Interactive gallery
1830 Express

1830 Express

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.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Ride
Picture of children playing with interactive display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Experiment!

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.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Interactive gallery
Lithograph of Manchester Victoria Station, 1845

Destination Stations

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.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Gallery
Manchester Mills demonstration at Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills Demonstration

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.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Demonstration