10.30am and 11.30am
11.30am and 3pm
Follow the thread of Manchester's cotton industry as our Explainers take you on a whistle-stop tour of 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 the machines changed peoples' lives and listen to the stories of what life was like for thousands of mill workers.
Some of our Explainers have first-hand experience of working in a textile mill. Learn about the working conditions, when respiratory diseases were rife and children as young as five were employed to sweep under these dangerous machines.
Learn your warp from your weft and see a shuttle fly in this demonstration of a famous Lancashire Loom. This demonstration takes place on term-time weekdays only at 3pm.
Holiday Dates for 2013/14
Sat 21 Dec 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014
Sat 15 Feb 2014 - Sun 2 Mar 2014
Sat 5 Apr 2014 - Sun 27 Apr 2014
Sat 24 May 2014 - Sun 1 Jun 2014
Find it in MOSI at:
- Great Western Warehouse
- Textiles Gallery