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Content by James Sumner, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

Produced and maintained by The Institute of Physics

We gratefully acknowledge contributions to the original site (2008) from

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI)

The University of Salford (Centre for virtual environments)

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The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine CHSTM is an academic research centre within the University of Manchester. It is home to one of the largest groups in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) and science communication studies in the UK, serving as a focus for the discipline in North West England and beyond. CHSTM maintains a vigorous programme of public activities, a key feature of which is its focus on the scientific and industrial heritage of the city and region.


The Institute of Physics is a scientific membership organization devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics. It has an extensive worldwide membership (currently over 34,000) and is a leading communicator of physics with all audiences from specialists through government to the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics. The local branch is the Manchester branch, which holds regular events, mainly at the various Greater Manchester universities. Details, and the current programme, can be found here

The Manchester Science Places audio tour and web site were originally put together as a collaborative project for the Manchester Science Festival. Further information on the festival, including details of other events, can be found at

Museum of Science & Industry. Uncover Manchester’s industrial past and learn about the fascinating stories of the people who contributed to the history and science of a city that helped shape the modern world.
Located on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and only minutes from Manchester’s city centre, MOSI’s action-packed galleries, working exhibits and costumed characters tell the amazing stories of revolutionary discoveries and remarkable inventions.
Watch the mighty wheels of industry turning in the Power Hall where the largest collection of steam mill engines is demonstrated daily. Follow the thread of Manchester’s cotton industry and experience the thunderous original machinery spinning cotton into cloth. Marvel at the planes that made flying history, get hands-on with scientific fun in Xperiment, walk through a reconstructed Victorian sewer and much, much more - a memorable day out for everyone!

Entry to the Museum is FREE.
Charges apply for Special Exhibitions and some activities.
Open daily 10am – 5pm (Closed 24 – 26 Dec. and 1 Jan).
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
Tel: 0161 832 2244
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The University of Salford - Centre for virtual environments
The Centre for Virtual Environments has been at the cutting edge of Virtual Reality (VR) for over ten years. It has an excellent research rating and its balanced emphasis on teaching, research and enterprise is unique.
The CVE vision is to lead research in virtual environment technology and fuel its take up through a focused program of research, teaching and technology transfer, maintaining its excellent research rating by being a centre of excellence, unique in Europe, able to meet diverse application needs through the widest range of collaborative, intelligent, immersive, pervasive and augmented reality technologies, and the deepest knowledge of how to apply them.


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