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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with friends and their 2 year old. Great museum!! Had lots of stuff for kids, the web and robots exhibitions were great! Definitely worth a visit :)

Thank Craig E
Reviewed yesterday

Pretty dissapointing. No structure or overview story. Lots of machines but no context or linking of them. Labelling poor and in some cases inaccurate or simply wrong. Needs a makeover, it could be informative and inspirational but it's not. Shop was the high point and...More

Thank IanMLeeds
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like the title pointed out, the museum is massive! Don’t forget the air and space museum on the opposite of the science museum! Impressed by the grafene exhibition.

Thank rlauwerijssen
Reviewed yesterday

It wasn't until we were getting close to the museum that we started picking up signposts pointing the way. Glad we persisted as the museum was very interesting. Looks like there is much more planned for the future, so I look forward to calling again

Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great rainy day activity, we went for the robots exhibit which was awesome! Full of children so must be good for the families! Interactive & educational.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really good place to visit, easily could spend a full day here, great staff running the different areas and I love the spider web you can crawl round, well worth a visit

Thank John E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited with my toddler and friend with her toddler in September for a rainy day outing. I was a little disappointed with the museum for young children. The space was limited for them to explore and the exhibits weren't interactive for them. In my...More

Thank lancashirelass00
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hadn't visited since the 2009 Da Vinci exhibition and it had changed a lot. We went on a weekday so schoolkids were at various points. There are lots of buildings, some not so accessible to anyone with walking difficulties. We checked out 5 buildings:...More

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fantastic free day out for all young and old alike. Great for family and friends with a whole range of exhibitions to keep everyone entertained.

Thank LJF93
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is located right across from where I was staying so me and my friends decided to pop in for something to do in the afternoon. The downstairs about cotton milling and fabrics wasn't the most exciting thing I've ever seen and I could...More

Thank alicesherwood
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1 October 2017|
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Response from Ray F |
I was there 5 hours and it was not enough. From the enormous fabric / dress making machines, the train station, underground section, and the aircraft hanger with dirigibles and jets, to the food court - its a worthwhile... More
ken l
12 September 2017|
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Response from gavzel | Reviewed this property |
Right outside the front doors , on street disabled parking.
steve c
3 September 2017|
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Response from Jessica T | Reviewed this property |
Yes , definitely there is lots to keep him entertained