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Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester Mills

Runs daily between 5 Jan 2015 and 22 Feb 2015
(See timetable for additional demonstration times)
Event times
11:30 - 12:00

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

Mon 5 Jan - Fri 13 Feb Mon - Fri 10.30am - 11am
11.30am - 12 noon
3.30pm - 4pm
Sat - Sun 11.30am - 12pm
12.30pm - 1pm
3pm - 3.30pm
Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb Every day 11.30am - 11.50am
12.30pm - 12.50pm
1.30pm - 1.50pm
2.30pm - 2.50pm
All ages
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