Monday, 4 February 2013

MOSI: Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Over the weekend i went to Manchester to visit a friend and on Saturday we decided to look around a few Museums. The closet one was MOSI. I was not the biggest fan of MOSI but the amount of interactive items on display made the Museum! As a child you would not get very bored in here, even in the making of cotton room. The museum also holds many free daily talks so that the visitor can learn more and buy making the tour free will attract more visitors. I did not go on one of the tours but they probably would have been really interesting. The museum seems to aim itself at a younger audience and families due to all the interactive objects on display but does also have adult themed exhibitions and shows such as during February 2013 there will be a Flesh-themed evening for adults. They also hold exhibitions which require the audience to be above a certain age but depends on the audience.

This image above is showing how you can make threads of cotton with your fingers and is overlooking all the machinery used once you have cotton threads. It is very educational but it is also very enjoyable. Below is a picture of a machine turning the cotton thread into a bandage used in hospitals. This is only activated when you push a button which makes the spectator engage in the machinery and not just walk past and miss it.
Overall i was not too keen on the MOSI but i believe they are attracting a good audience of the family and have managed to keep them entertained whilst looking around. When i was there, there were mainly small children and parents.

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