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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 whole family rainy day half term great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my boyfriend here as he is not from England so wanted to show him around a little bit, okay for a day out once but ended up getting a little bit bored after 1 hour, what I will say is the staff their are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michjay10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to get to when you get off the bus. Love this place especially for young children. Lots to see and do. Fun and educational at the same time. Free to get in except for the shows like the dinosaurs. Still worth paying for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melanielivesey84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You stuck for something to do then a trip to the museum is worth a try, celebrates Manchester’s industrial past in a modern environment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great day with two seven year olds and two 11 year olds and a group of 4 adults. Loved it, really interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Janeevans1672
Reviewed 5 days ago

I haven't been hear for years and much has changed it blow me away, I am 19 and was running around like a chided for hours having so so much fun. The shop was a litte over prised I thought , but the staff were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hazel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone on a weekend as well as during the week, and although a popular place for schools, it is best seen during the week. Amazing mill machine demo, and great hands on exhibits for the kids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank esingnrain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time going around the museum with friends. The interactive exhibits were amazing to join in with. Fab way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IanDtrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting and spending a couple of hours walking around learning about the industrial history of the North West of England. Cafe is good for a brew stop

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WhatNoBiscuits
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is really well done and well kept. THere's good variety too it also. I was expecting a little more interesting stuff in the science rather than industry area, so was a little bored at some exhibits. But really, that's personal preference. They have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wexfordflyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my son here whilst visiting family in the area and was pleasantly surprised as was my 10yr old . So much to see and do whilst educating at the same time. Would definitely recommend to most people of all ages .

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!