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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to the Museum of Science & Industry all the way throughout my life - from primary and high school trips, to trips with my friends and taking my students to the museum. It has remained interesting, engaging and continuously improves itself during these...More

Thank JackonFrodo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the museum with my parents and loved how it was free! The main museum was interesting but I wish we could have gone into the other exhibitions. The outside warehouses were ok but freezing. The section with the TVs was good but...More

Thank rebeccalw21
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been coming here for over 20 years, since I was a little girl myself and still make time to pop in if I've ever got a bit of time spare in the city. There are lots of interesting exhibits about Manchester during the manufacturing...More

Thank laurenamyxo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, the cost is based on a donation (much like the National Railway Museum) and they ask for a suggested donation of £3 per adult which isn't bad. The site is split between four buildings, the warehouse (exhibitions, interactive displays and food and shop), power...More

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No need to have small children to enjoy this museum. Highly informative with a insight to the history of industrial workings in Manchester and the surrounding areas. Highly recommended

Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been going to the Museum of Science and Industry for as long as I can remember, and always love going back. There's lots to do for the whole family, and even big geeks like me! I've always been a science addict so it's nice...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was lots of fun. We were supposed to be there only for 1h but it was so interesting that we ended up attending all possible demonstrations. Definitely I learned a lot and had a great time.

Thank Susanna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited MOSI many times over the years. When my children were younger it was one of their favourite places to go on a wet day. We hadn't been for a couple of years, so decided to take our My brother's family when they...More

Thank Estherinmalaga2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housed in the first passenger railway station in the world, the place where the UK set its first unified time zone. A tribute to great Northern Engineers and the future.

Thank david s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice place to spend your time during a visit at Manchester, but personally I have seen better ones.. I don’t say that is not worth to be visited, but is not the museum that I was expecting.. my son enjoy more his visit...More

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7 January 2018|
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Response from Anita D | Reviewed this property |
hi karegrew unfortunately as we were time restricted we did not go to the robot museum so can not help you. We spent a morning without going to see the robots.
Mike T
22 December 2017|
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Response from larry w | Reviewed this property |
no, unless they are service dogs.
1 October 2017|
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Response from Ray F |
I was there 5 hours and it was not enough. From the enormous fabric / dress making machines, the train station, underground section, and the aircraft hanger with dirigibles and jets, to the food court - its a worthwhile... More