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Science and Industry Museum

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The Science and Industry Museum 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...more
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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All reviews all ages steam train power hall industrial revolution air and space hall cotton mill different buildings great for kids children and adults interactive displays few hours school holidays free entry rainy day half term great place to visit couple of hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful collection of machines. Go if you are interested in the industrial revolution, early locomotives, the cotton industry and just generally local history! Amazing things to see...but although very snazzy, not very effective information. There is a lot of general text but not much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RebekahETM
Reviewed today

No charge, but donations recommended which is well worth it. Loads to see, demonstrations and talks on various machines. Children visiting were thoroughly enjoying themselves too. On area not open which was a shame as I would love to see the Red Arrows simulator, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So surprising to see the interest shown by young grandchildren and also the enthusiasm of them and other visitors also. I would definitely recommend it and interesting for 3years upwards.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 458razzel
Reviewed 2 days ago

I great day out on school holiday or summer hols, when you have the kids and no plans. Very interactive, eye catching activities for children and adults can have fun too. There is anice cafe too but can get busy at times so a picninc...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lluiscecilia
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to the Science and Industry Museum alone and enjoyed myself. There are some cool experiments to do and you can be entertained for a long time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to take pre-school kids. There’s an excellent interactive area for kids to learn and explore.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jasonsearle
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the museum of science and industry in Manchester, and every time we take visitors there from the USA, they love it too. It offers a high quality, part living museum experience for all. The displays are well laid out, accessible for all, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BSterlingV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lot of interested things to see. Its amazing that they got it free of charge.The aviation hall is currently closed but there's still a huge amount to see. Britain's oldest railway is on site, and the old trains are beautiful, it was very interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 436christophek
Reviewed 5 days ago

We thought by visiting this musuem at an "off-time" we would have more leisure to walk around and look at the exhibits. But it was not to be. Apparently, it was a special STEM week and lots of schools were going to musuems (we also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank madmprez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having worked on the railroad for over twenty years, it was great to see my youngest grandson get to grips with engineering in a fun way. Good day out.

Date of experience: February 2019
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18 February 2019|
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Response from angela d | Reviewed this property |
Yes its great for that age group and also older children
5 July 2018|
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Response from K1W1couple12 | Reviewed this property |
No charge but the displays and info are so good I was happy to make a ‘donation’.
5 July 2018|
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Response from cjmurphyuk | Reviewed this property |
Metrolink is a great way to get there. Jump off at Deansgate. For walkers, The Hilton Hotel is a great landmark as only a mole could miss it, and its at the top of Liverpool street. and for non uber users, there is a very... More