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Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills

Runs daily
Price
Free
Event times
11:00 - 11:30

See table below for additional Manchester Mills demonstration times.

No need to book.
Suitable for all ages.

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*

DateDayTime
Thu 25 Sept - Fri 24 Oct Mon - Fri 10.30am - 11am
11.30am - 12 noon
Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov Every day 11am - 11.30am
All ages
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