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Roving Bobbins.
Photographed on display in the Textiles gallery.

Textiles Gallery at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, tells the story of the people, products and pioneers that made it and their continuing legacy in our city and our world today.

Follow the textiles story through innovations in design, printing and finishing, adventure through life in industrial Manchester and find out how the city’s cotton spread around the globe.

Download the gallery guide below to support your visit. The guide includes a map of the gallery, key objects not to be missed and discussion questions to try out with your group during the visit.