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The Industrial Revolution was a turning point in world history, touching every aspect of our lives. Particular to Manchester, major technological innovations in textiles and steam sculpted the landscape of the city which are still present today.
What better way to explore the past, draw connections to the current than a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI). Join us on the 23rd of March, Saturday for a day trip in back in time.
As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund, All Our Stories, we will be taking a group to MoSI to excite, experiment and exalt the machines of the past. Opened in 1969, MoSI is devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on Manchester’'s achievements in these fields.
We will see a demonstration of the Manchester Mills , following the thread of Manchester's cotton industry as MoSI presenters take you on a whistle-stop tour of how cotton is processed from its raw state to the finished product - a piece of calico cloth.
We’ll join the Saturday Science workshop - From Steam to Electricitywhere you will find out how electricity is made and how a wind turbine works. You will also have an opportunity to make a wind turbine model, try on some personal protective equipment and see how the power station works.
We’ll finish the day looking at Underground Manchester, to find out why clean water and effective sewerage were vital to public health and Manchester's development.
The day will start at 11am, at the main hall of MoSI. Lunch is not provided, but packed lunches are welcome as well as the restaurant and coffee shop at MoSI.
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This project is supported by an All Our Storiesgrant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
All Our Stories, a brand-new small grant programme, launched earlier this year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story.It has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/