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Science and Industry Museum Photo 2019-02-07 10:29

Test your detective skills at our Landmine Detection Pi:Platform for Investigation this weekend.
Put on some protective gear, hunt buried treasure, solve puzzles and use a radar system to find hidden objects. Powered by Siemens UK News Free, suitable for ages 8+.
Science and Industry Museum Video 2019-01-24 16:46

Science and Industry Museum Video 2019-01-24 16:46

Tinker, tailor,
Solder, maker,
Show us your skills,
Give our audience thrills,
Building with code, wire or paper*
(*makers using other materials also welcome)
Apply for MakeFest 2019 now:
Tim Peake - Manchester Science Festival Trailblazer event

Tim Peake - Manchester Science Festival Trailblazer event

Tim Peake - Manchester Science Festival Trailblazer event: #onthisday 2016 First ESA - European Space Agency British astronaut Tim Peake stepped out of the Space Station on his spacewalk 👨‍🚀 He spoke to about it when he visited us for Manchester Science Festival later that year 👨‍🚀 https://www...

Pi: Awesome Animals and Epic Engineers - Manchester Science Festival

Heading to the museum today? Check out Awesome Animals and Epic Engineers at Pi: Platform for Investigation. Unearth the amazing ways evolution and animal mechanics are inspiring engineers to develop new sensors, substances and materials that will transform our future. From day-glo jellyfish t...
Electricity: The spark of life - Science and Industry Museum 2018-10-20 08:00

Electricity: The spark of life - Science and Industry Museum 2018-10-20 08:00

Electricity: The spark of life: Our brand new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life is now open.

The exhibition examines how scientists experimented with electricity to understand and control it, and how mass generation and distribution changed our lives.

Through iconic object...
Tekja: Flow - Behind the scenes - Science and Industry Museum 2018-10-11 08:49

Tekja: Flow - Behind the scenes - Science and Industry Museum 2018-10-11 08:49

Tekja: Flow - Behind the scenes: We went behind the scenes with Amanda and Jacopo from Tekja to find out how they created Flow, their brand-new installation for our Electricity exhibition, which was created using real life electricity network data from across the North West, provided by El...

How Rocket got its name… and other naming tales from the Rainhill Trials

#onthisday in 1829, the Rainhill Trials began to decide which locomotives would run on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway - Rocket famously won 🚂 but did its name have anything to do with it? Why was it called Rocket before anyone went to space? and how do names on trains sum up an era of innov...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: