The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is under threat of closure as it's London based owners - The Science Museum Group - are facing a cut in funding and rather than make any savings in the London Museums are instead looking to close MOSI down along with the National Media Museum in Bradford and the National Rail Museum in York.
The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the most important educational facilities in the country, educating young and old on the industrial and scientific changes to the world. Manchester is a city at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and to close down a museum about the changes brought about in this great city would be a travesty. It would also be depriving future generations of an engaging place to learn about the role of the North in the Industrial and Scientific changes to the world.
Apart from anything else it's just a really good day out!
Manchester Council have already ruled out taking on the Museum so it looks like closure or sale to a private entity are its only options. Private hands may not be such a bad thing but does have to be considered very carefully.
There are currently two petitions running to save the museum and if you could see your way to signing one or both of them then I would be most grateful. If you get the opportunity to visit MOSI this summer then I would urge you to do so, it really does have something for everyone.