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Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills

Runs daily between 30 Mar 2015 and 19 Apr 2015
(See timetable for additional demonstration times)
Event times
11:30 - 12:00

No need to book.
Suitable for ages 5 and older.

This thunderous demonstration of historic mill machinery will show you how cotton is processed from its raw state to the finished product - a piece of calico cloth.

Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago and experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines.

Find out how these machines changed lives, and hear what life was like for thousands of mill workers.

Learn about the working conditions during a time when respiratory diseases were rife, and children as young as 5 were employed as mill workers.

You may even get to meet someone with first-hand experience of working in a textile mill.

Manchester Mills demonstration times

28 March to 2 April Monday to Friday 10.30am, 11.30am and 3.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 11.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm
3 April to 19 April Daily 11.30am and 3pm
Ages 5 and older
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