Full power for a host of Easter activities

The Museum of Science and Industry is getting ready to power up for Easter.
The Museum of Science and Industry is getting ready to power up for Easter.
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The Museum of Science and Industry is getting ready to power up for Easter.

Whether it’s the power of water, steam or electricity – experience the sights, thundering sounds and astonishing power of the museum’s machines, muscles and contraptions as they burst into life through a series of hands-on demonstrations, workshops and shows for everyone.

Visitors will have the chance to try their hand at crane construction at the museum, which is based on Liverpool Road, Manchester.

Find out more about how wind turbines generate electricity for us to use, and build your own mini turbine with the wind turbine workshop.

In Engineer Eric’s Difficult Day, visitors will learn how a steam engine works in this interactive show right in the heart of the pulsating Power Hall.

Forgetful Fireman Fred is learning how to get Pender the steam locomotive up and running, but when Engineer Eric leaves him to his own devices, Fred’s going to need to call on the help of his friends.

Then you can watch as staff fire up the machines which have powered Manchester for the last 300 years; experience the sounds and smells of water, steam, gas and diesel engines.

The lively Revolution Manchester show tells the story of how science and industry came together.

The Easter activities run from April 1 – April 17.

There is free admission to the museum, although charges may apply to some activities.

The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

There is also a cafe on site. For more information visit website: msimanchester.org.uk