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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 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic for children and adults alike with lots to do and learn for both. Will definitely come back again

Thank Karactacus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took out 2 year old grandson to the museum, as he is very interested in moving parts etc. What a shock to discover when we arrived that the place is now run by volunteers. Not to say they are ding an excellent job, but...More

Thank frances989
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first visited this place a few years ago it was superb. Great museum-style displays, along with the excitement of all the machinery running in the Power Hall and charming and authoritative specialist galleries on many different topics. Every time I've visited since, thought,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our recent visit here with lots of interesting things to do and see, it's free too so perfect if you've got children. It's mainly from a manchester perspective and even if you're not from the area, it's still worth a visit. Helpful staff on...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only saw the aviation part which was interesting and worth visiting. Many old cars together with their history, S well as planes .

Thank SLM_Malta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellently organized. A unique museum describing the revolutionary development of Industry in UK and beyond. Not to be missed. And - it is free...

Thank noa49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some time between checking out of our hotel and our train out of Manchester, so decided to explore the museum. Free to enter, we did however pay £2 for a locker for our small suitcase. These lockers were located downstairs by the toilets,...More

Thank ClaireSweetland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took me young son here and there's things here to see and do to keep you interested and entertained for hours. The place is free but you can donate if you want to.there is a building full of planes and helicopters which is good and...More

Thank Stevensnailham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit . Very interesting covers all ages and something for everyone Does what it says on the tin .Found the early Victorian stuff very interesting also the rail section . MY grandson really enjoyed the helter skelter

Thank nicksonsticks
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great day out during he summer school holidays. I took my 6 and 4 year old grandchildren together with my 23 year old nephew. What a funday we had. The kids loved making a fidget and learning all about how they...More

Thank Auntiechoi
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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
7 August 2017|
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Response from Chan C | Reviewed this property |
it was out of order when I visited late July