The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, MOSI, is celebrating its 30th anniversary at its current site this weekend. The museum first opened at Liverpool Road on 15 September 1983, and is now one of the most visited museums outside London.
The Culture Select Committee will hold an inquiry today into the future of Manchester's Museum of Science and industry.
The group which owns MOSI said it may have to close one of it's three museums in the north in light of government spending cuts.
Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry is in "no danger at all" of closing, according to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.
Many feared government cuts would shut the museum. However, the minister said that was not true, as he answered a question from Oldham and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams.
The Culture Select Committee has agreed to investigate the funding of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and the Science Museum Group. MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech, says the MOSI faces closure if the government cuts funding.
A celebration of weird and wonderful things is taking place in Manchester this weekend.
The Museum of Science and Industry is holding a Maker Faire... an exhibition with inventions of all shapes and sizes.
Everything from robots to giant homemade games are being showcased by their creators.
– Organiser John Beckerson
Whether you're into art, science, technology or music there will be something for everyone at the Manchester Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faires celebrate the human spirit of inquisitiveness, creativity and ingenuity and aim to inspire others to try and make their own creations, so come along and join in the fun!
More than sixty people are sharing their work this weekend.