Museum of Science and Industry
A fascinating museum tracking the developments of the industrial revolution in Manchester, including the return of Stephenson’s Rocket to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years. One major milestone in computing tends to be overlooked, the creation of Small Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed 'Baby', and the birth of modern computing - and it took place right here in Manchester.
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What makes it special
- See Stephenson’s Rocket at the museum
- Look at 'Baby', the computer which started modern computer
Daily - 10:00 to 17:00
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