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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic day out with my dad and two sisters. Very interesting and lots of information that fascinated me.

Thank bibianaasia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the Museum of Science and Industry with my friend today and I enjoyed it very much. I have to say, I really wish more museums were like this one, in terms of how many interactive displays there were. I also went to...More

Thank Amlan Zahir S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my teenage niece and nephew to the museum. They were fascinated by the various exhibits which give a great insight into so many aspects of modern life. The experiments are excellent for children up to about 13, it makes them think about puzzles and...More

Thank robnh61
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff that work there have the patience of saints, especially with 30 children wandering around. It's such a great learning environment for young and old.

Thank Sara N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a free afternoon in Manchester and decided to walk up to this museum which sounded interesting. I was welcomed warmly at reception, but discovered quickly that many exhibits seemed to be absent. The site is vast, a selection of old sheds, a different...More

Thank PlainJohnAdams
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With an afternoon to kill in Manchester I visited the MOSI and was genuinely impressed by the clear links between the development of science and technology in Manchester from the industrial revolution onwards and so many things we take for granted today. These include computers,...More

Thank TFonTA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really enjoyable and informative visit. There is so much to see. Must have spent a good two hours there without realising.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Big disappointment. Came here last about 15 years ago with thr kids but the lack of investment now shows - perhaps because we're up north it doesn't matter to the government departments who should be investing in it.

Thank strshadow16
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was an interesting experience listening the staff talking about the old machines and the life how it was in those times when it was usual that little kids were working.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maybe it’s because I’m not an engineering type, but this left me cold. The aircraft building is the best. The test is to me just tat!

Thank Roy G
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s2tmiddlesbrough
July 5, 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’.
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s2tmiddlesbrough
July 5, 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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Bruce L
June 1, 2018|
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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!
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