An exhibition on the early years of Factory Records is coming to Manchester

The Times/Kevin Cummins

Factory Records made Manchester the city it is today.

But how exactly did this label transform the musical and cultural landscape forever? What made Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus so different to others?

That’s what the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Science & Industry is dedicated to discovering.

Factory Records

Focused on Factory’s formative years in the late seventies and early eighties, this fascinating showcase will carry guests through the label’s archives and catalogued items, as well as a series of interactive displays.

Artefacts related to Joy Division, New Order and The Durutti Column, and designer Peter Saville will also be available to view for the first time.

Museum of Science & Industry

Use Hearing Protection will be held from 3 July 2020 - 10 Jan 2021, with tickets costing £7 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Learn more about this thrilling dive into the history of Factory here.

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