I describe myself as a “Proud Mancunian”. I love my city, I love its proud heritage, its attitude, its swagger, its love of music and culture, its strong independent streak. I love Manchester, it’s a love affair which will never end. As a proud Mancunian I firmly believe that Manchester is the centre of the universe. Which it is. Obvs.
Tony Wilson once said “This is Manchester. We do things differently here”, MOSI (the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester) have taken this oft repeated quote and turned it into a collection of products you can buy from their shop. It’s an attractive range, heavy on the typography (I love a bit of typography) and boasts pretty much every invention, innovation and culturally significant band/place/happening Manchester has ever seen.
The collection online starts at £10 for a Mug, £12 for the tea towel collection and £20 each for the adult T-shirt, tote bag and cushion. It’s all pretty gorgeous and would make for a great present proud Mancs like me.
If you visit the MOSI shop at the museum you can find lots more goodies from the Manchester Collection. I’ve got a notebook, a pen, a pencil and an “I love Manchester” badge. These would all make for lovely stocking fillers or small gifts, especially for absentee Mancunians.
I’m incredibly fond of the Museum of Science and Industry, for years it has showcased the very best of Mancunian industry and scientific innovations. The museum itself is a great please to visit with children, there’s so much to see and do, it’s easy to spend a day there exploring.
I’m so pleased that they’ve launched their Manchester Collection online and in the museum shop and its great to see Manchester celebrated for all of its achievements. This is Manchester. We do things differently here.
Note: I was sent the MOSI Manchester items pictured for review purposes. All images and opinions are my own.