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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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The Museum of Science and Industry sits in the heart of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. It houses the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world's first railway warehouse from 1830, which are located at the end of the museum site. On a visit to the museum, you will see amazing objects and learn about the men and women whose ideas changed the world forever. Daily demonstrations bring the museum's world class collection of textile and industrial machinery to life. There are interactive exhibits to explore and a regular programme of changing exhibitions to enjoy.
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only came for a quick visit to see what it was like - ended up spending ages. Something for all ages and loads of things for kids to do - really worth a visit and really informative.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had no idea Manchester had been at the forefront of so much recent and past industrial technology. The museum is both informative and well laid out with the highlight for us the steam engine displays. Don't miss the reanactment of how a steam engine...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I go here quite often as it is a great place for young children. Although the activities are mostly the same, for a young boy it is a discovery all the time. I have to disagree in having a small fair outside in between the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a really interesting museum, holding many great & large engineering exhibits,housed in historic buildings. They include machinery, railway engines & aircraft, with regional,national & international histories. We could have spent far more time there than our schedule allowed.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was so much more interesting than I had expected because I learned so much about Manchester's history and the Development of Manchester. It is a big area so be prepared to walk a lot. It is a very Family friendly Place With Family shows...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is a sprawling museum located in 5 separate buildings that used to be part of the oldest railways station in the world. The main exhibition space is the Great Western Warehouse with lots of ‘hands on’ exhibits that...More

Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a fantastic centre of industrial and social history. For example, the mills which moves through the ages up to modern day fashions. The entrance hall contains a massive photograpic display that is created by the visitors........ scattered around are camera units mounted at various heights...More

Thank cjmurphyuk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went on the Sunday of the early May bank holiday weekend. As a scientist myself I'm always wary visiting these sorts of things, but there was so many exhibits of interest and it is interesting to learn about all the things that were invented...More

Thank scorpionsa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I are scientists, so we felt right at home here. It's a great day out for friends, partners and families. Also there are a few good places to eat nearby (or go for a pint)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very enjoyable few hours wandering round this very interesting museum. The interactive displays were a great way to get the children involved with history and science, Really enjoyed the working machinery and the guides were very knowledgeable. I personally really enjoyed the display...More

Thank Hilary L
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Bruce L
1 June 2018|
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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!
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micheal137
1 May 2018|
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Response from crazyclare | Reviewed this property |
Car park a few mins away but no actual parking at the museum
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Response from Magicratgirl | Reviewed this property |
I would think that most little ones would love this museum. It is very child friendly with various sections dedicated to little ones; and lots of 'hands-on' stuff. There is a little 'funfair' section outside with... More
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