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MadLab goes on a Day Trip to MOSI

Monday, April 15th, 2013

As part of the All Our Stories local heritage program, on 23rd March the MadLab hosted a day trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.


It was a brilliant outing packed full of steam engineering and noisy looms, which gave a much appreciated insight in to the reality of workers lives and the contribution made by industrial engineering to the British economy then and now. For those on the trip originally from outside Manchester, it gave a different perspective to the narrative of boom and bust, the height of radical politics and the city’s decline. What was particularly interesting was to see how national issues and political movements such as womens’ suffrage and workers’  rights were seen from the Manchester experience.


The Ghosts of St. Paul’s upcoming events

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Some of you might remember ‘Engels Night‘ held on 18th December last year, where tour guide Jonathan Schofield led a group of intrepid historians through Manchester, highlighting connections with the seedy and politically radical in the area of Manchester that they know so well. Check out some of the photos.

This event was part of our ongoing local history project, ‘Ghosts of St Paul’s’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the ‘All Our Stories‘ initiative. The project aims to encourage interest and participation in local history and heritage and consists of a range of events during which we get to find out the untold history of the Northern Quarter.


We have some more exciting events exploring Manchester’s industrial heritage. Below is a list of upcoming events. (more…)

MoSI Day Trip

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
MoSI trip

MoSI trip

Title: MoSI Day Trip
Location: Museum of Science and Industry 
Description: Join us for a day trip to MoSI, looking into cotton mills, steam power, sewers and more.
Date: 23-03-2013
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 15:00
Booking: register here





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 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 Electricity where 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.

But if you’d like to know more, please email

This event is happening at the Museum of Science and Industry, not MadLab.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund

This project is supported by an All Our Stories grant 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.