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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Great day out

This is so good for the kids. There are plenty of great exhibits as well as live demonstrations by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
highly interactive; brilliant use of space

I love this museum! It includes the Air and Space Hall, the Power Hall, the Great Western Warehouse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam train” (205 reviews)
“power hall” (120 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday

This is so good for the kids. There are plenty of great exhibits as well as live demonstrations by very enthusiastic staff.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this museum! It includes the Air and Space Hall, the Power Hall, the Great Western Warehouse and the Station. My favorite part, aside from wandering around huge old trains and engines, is the walk-through of the cotton industry from its controversial picking in...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst i personally was not majorly impressed by what i saw, I can still appreciate it for what it is. o

Thank Penile D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are three museums combined (Industrial, Science and air&space). This place keeps the history of the industrial revolution in UK. Amazing place for everybody learns about the important contribution of the Manchester for the industrial development. In front of the bulding there is the air...More

Thank jsantossilva
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Science and Industry Museum is a good place to visit in Manchester. Here it talks about lots of different scientific discoveries and changes over the course of history originating from Manchester City. Some mischievity over a few of the local students visiting the museum...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughters only 1 but its a nice open space so she could have a charge about whilst I looked around. Really informative, information nicely presented in small chunks so its easy to take in. Really visual as well there's some cracking displays. The building...More

Thank Dean D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Can learn a lot about the history of Manchester. Love the air museum also. Have visited several times.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a great museum for both kids and adults. It's really big and informative and free to go in! It is easily worth spending half a day there, it's I ferreting an fun. It gets very busy during holidays.

Thank pudddddin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place was beautiful, full of history... it’s just ashame I didn’t have enough time. I left it pretty much towards 3pm this wasn’t enough time to get around everything but I’d definitely go back and see again. A must see for history of Manchester

Thank James_Price31
Reviewed 6 days ago

A terrific, free museum that takes you through the history of industry in the area. Very interesting, even if you're not a "machine" person.

Thank VicBCTraveller
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Sam A
11 April 2017|
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Response from jslocombe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself a full two hours. The demonstrations are worth the wait.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Greeneyes0704 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we paid £3 for the red arrows flight simulator we went last week. Not sure about the train ride.
Richard C
9 January 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
There are two unrelated car parks the other side of Liverpool road. They are not cheap, but parking in manchester is not cheap. If you take the tram to Deansgate there is an intereresting walk through Castlefield and the... More