Textiles Gallery


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Science and Industry Museum

Liverpool Road Castlefield
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 4FP
England

Dubbed 'Cottonopolis', Manchester was once the international centre of the world’s cotton industry. The city imported up to a billion tonnes of raw cotton a year, towns like Bolton and Preston became manufacturing centres and Oldham’s Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd. built textile machines for mills across the world. The North West’s landscape and culture are still shaped by its textile heritage today. Our Textiles Gallery paints a vivid picture of how cotton transformed Manchester into an urban metropolis. See everything from world-changing innovations like an original Richard Arkwright Water Frame—one of the machines that kick started the Industrial Revolution—to surprising, everyday objects like a pair of child-sized clogs from Charter Street Ragged School, a local charity that helped some of Manchester’s poorest inhabitants.

For more information on this event: https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/textiles-gallery

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Saturday 1st November 2014 - Sunday 1st November 2020

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