Thursday 1 January 1970 1.00am - Thursday 1 January 1970 1.00am


THE UNIVERSITY of Salford’s world famous Anechoic Chamber will be open to the public during the Manchester Science Festival (October 22 – November 1).

Anechoic means ‘free from echo’ and our chamber in the Newton Building is one of the quietest places in the world.

The ‘Chamber’ will be open on Friday, 30 October as one of the Festival’s walks and tours of some of the most interesting scientific sites in Greater Manchester.

Tours, which include an acoustic demonstration run at 11am - 11.30am, 2pm - 2.30pm and 4pm - 4.30pm.

The MSF brochure says: ‘In today’s hectic world, everyone needs a bit of peace and quiet. The anechoic chamber at The University of Salford is, so take this rare opportunity to experience it.’

The laboratories were rebuilt in 2005 at a cost of £2.5 million and represent one of the largest and most diverse acoustics laboratory centres in the world. They include a listening room, reverberation rooms, three anechoic chambers, an accredited calibration laboratory and state of the art equipment and instrumentation.

Through the laboratories we are able to bring much of our fundamental research into real life applications in construction, manufacturing and media, music and performance.

They are located at the Newton Building, The University of Salford, The Crescent Salford, M5 4WT. See venue map

Manchester Science Festival showcases the region’s most exciting science for 10 days this autumn October 22 to November 1 at 50 venues across Greater Manchester. The Festival is produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, supported by Siemens and the lead educational sponsor is The University of Salford.