ICE LAB, EVERYDAY RELICS and More Set for MOSI Manchester in 2014

ICE LAB, EVERYDAY RELICS and More Set for MOSI Manchester in 2014

The Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester (MOSI), Liverpool Road, Manchester, has announced an update to its events and exhibitions for 2014. Scroll down for details, or visit


Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica

Extended Until 2 March


Organised by the British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst, this exhibition is the first of its kind, presenting some of the most innovative and progressive examples of contemporary architecture in Antarctica. It includes Iceberg Living Station - a speculative design for a future research station to be made from compacted snow. This visually compelling exhibition will also highlight some of the cutting-edge science that takes place in Antarctica - the sole reason why these stations are built.

Everyday Relics

Until 29 June

Stand+Stare Collective is the first of a series of artists in residence at MOSI. Artists Lucy and Barney Heywood chose 'everyday' objects and blended them with oral history archives and moving images that bring them to life. By focusing on these often-overlooked objects, which include an oyster shell, wooden clogs, and cash boxes, visitors explore how familiar things can tell important stories about Manchester's industrial past.

Wellcome Images Award

12 March - end August 2014

The Wellcome Image Awards was established in 1997 to raise the profile of contemporary biomedical image collections and to recognise and celebrate the work of research scientists, photographers and illustrators working in the field. This year, the award will for the first time showcase a simultaneous exhibition in multiple venues across the UK, including Museum of Science & Industry. Winning images will also be shown at the Wellcome Trust's headquarters in London and on the website:

Open for Business

23 May - 3 August

In 2013, Multistory and Magnum Photos commissioned nine of the world's leading

photographers to document contemporary British manufacturing in nine British cities. In this exhibition at the Museum of Science & Industry Alessandra Sanguinetti, from Argentina, opens the doors to some of the North West's most pioneering and productive businesses, from wig makers and graphene research to brewing and engineering. Sanguinetti is the only female photographer in this national touring exhibition. An accompanying programme for teachers, which is now fully-booked, supports the use of creative photography in the classroom.


23 May - 28 September.

MOSI will be the first stop in an international tour of the Science Museum's current Collider exhibition. The exhibition 'transports' visitors into the heart of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Collider presents an immersive blend of theatre, video and sound art to create a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in the first exhibition of its kind, offering the closest experience possible to visiting the famous site itself.



How do 3D glasses work? Why do men have nipples? Why is wearing red an advantage in sport? The search is on for the new voices of science communication. MOSI will host the North West heats of FameLab, the UK's biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science, engineering, technology and maths.

Regional Final Friday 14 February 2014: 6pm - 7pm cash bar; 7pm -Final begins - expected finish time is 9.30pm (approx)

The judging panel for the final are Dr Phil Manning, Victoria Gill and Carolyn Bishop. There is an interval performance by maths communicator Katie Steckles,

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via:

Steam, Sweat & Sewers

15 February to 2 March 2014

Steam, Sweat & Sewers will return for February Half Term. Highlights of this family programme include story-telling in our new show space, lively textile and engine demonstrations and a Victorian Fairground in the Museum's outdoor space. The programme brings to life the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Victorian Manchester.


4D Theatre
All Day
Charges apply

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
On show at twenty past and twenty to the hour from 11.20am - 3.40pm

Fly Me to the Moon
On show at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Come and watch a show in our 4D Theatre, with moving seats, water spray, air blast and more! Suitable for ages 4+ (at parent's discretion). Children need to be able to sit unaccompanied and be able to wear 3D glasses.


These popular activity sessions for under 5s take place in our hands-on science gallery, Experiment, with a different topic each month. Fun, creative activities, puppets and storytelling help toddlers get the most out of this gallery. Booking recommended. Charges apply. For more information look up


7 Mar 2014 - Senses
4 Apr 2014 - Music/Make a Noise
9 May 2014 - Things that Fly
6 Jun 2014 - Materials
4 July 2014 - Big Machines

Regular demonstrations of our steam engines and textile machines. Check the website for details.

Meet Baby
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (dependent on volunteer availability)

See the replica of the world's first stored-program computer, the 'Baby', which first ran in 1948 at the University of Manchester, and find out more about this fascinating exhibit from our experienced volunteers. For ages 12+

To check event or exhibition details, look up

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