Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
The picture is relevant and not just another excuse to post a picture of Brian Cox. Mainly.
A small selection of the Galleries:
Stare into the mirror of infinity, spin the turbulence zone, or watch your own skeleton ride a bike. Some of the most amazing facts about science in everyday life are explained in this fascinating interactive science gallery, where you are encouraged to see, hear, feel and smell science in action.
Visitors to the Revolution Manchester Gallery get a bar-code card that activates a series of games and challenges. By registering your card, you'll become part of the Gallery when your photo is displayed on a huge digital sculpture, alongside the people behind Manchester's revolutionary achievements. You'll also be able to revisit your gallery experience through your own web page.
Air and Space Gallery
Pride of place in this gallery goes to aircraft built by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd (Avro), founded in Manchester by Alliott Verdon Roe in 1910. Look back to the early days of flying machines when Roe made the first flight by a British aircraft with a British engine in his Triplane 1.
Welcome Image Awards
Come closer and see the winning entries of the Wellcome Image Awards 2014 on display in Manchester.
From an x-ray bat to a kidney stone, a head louse egg to a cross section of a flower bud, take a look at 18 stunning images which show some of the world's wonders in minute detail.
A return ticket from London to Manchester Piccadilly is currently £38 (prices checked on 28/04/14).
Please purchase your own train ticket and let us know in the comments below that you have done so.
Limited discount ticket opportunity
Because Vlad works for the train company, he has managed to get us 3 (+1 for himself) tickets for £15.
A ticket has now become available, as Segen is no longer able to attend. Please email Segen (by clicking on profile, then email) to buy ticket off him, and write in the comments below.
Meeting-up details and Timings
8am - Meet at London Euston in from of Customer Information Point and Delice de France (outlet #12 on this map).
08:20 - London Euston depart
10.28 - Manchester Piccadilly arrive
Tram (Price £1.20)
~ 10:40 - Manchester Piccadilly depart
~ 10:50 - Deansgate Castlefield arrive
~11:00 - Arrive (Meet at the information desk for people not taking the train).
Lunch in the museum "Warehouse Canteen"
17.00 - Closing time
17:00-18:45 - Walk around Manchester (and/or pub...I wonder which we'll choose to do...)
18:55 - Manchester Piccadilly depart
21:20 - London Euston arrive