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Museum of Science & Industry

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Address: Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
Phone Number: +44 161 832 2244
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The Museum of Science and Industry sits in the heart of Manchester, the...

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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Love this place, always really interesting. Not keen on it in the school hols tho. Been lots of times over the years

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place, always really interesting. Not keen on it in the school hols tho. Been lots of times over the years

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Hanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this museum, a intresting look back how science and industry's have changed. A great way to spend a day out.

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Thank Debbie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in Manchester from Birmingham on the weekend so me and some friends decided to check out the museum, there were some really interesting exhibits however I feel it could be a little more welcoming. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Sarah M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderfull laid out Museum. There were some renovations going on in November at the time of our visit but it was still well worth it. If you have kids, this is a great place for them as there were so many activities for them. Very nice cafeteria and clean toilets and it is FREE! (Donations welcome)

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Birkirkara, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place well worth visiting. Not situated in a nice area of Manchester but well worth visiting for the exhibits and interactive displays. Only 3 sterling to enter and you need 2-3 hours to visit all 5 warehouses.

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Thank Colin_Frendo
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Museum if full of great intentions but too often falls short. I want it to succeed,. Every academic in Manchester wants it to succeed. But it is just too underfunded, just too unimaginative and just too ersatz to succeed. From the faux interactive welcome to the keep it simple science this thing just does not work. It feels like... More 

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Thank IanH264
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably more for the kids but a few interesting exhibits. Very entertaining and enthusiastic staff give full effort.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here a couple of times with friends and young children and it is good fun, well worth a visit. Lots of interesting exhibits and displays.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick visit to this museum, as part of our trip to Manchester. Loved the layout of the museum, the staff were met were very friendly and informative. We'll be back and spend more time :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Museum is across a number of halls and an old railway station. In fact the terminus of the original and first in Britain, possibly the world, passenger railway the Liverpool and Manchester railway. It I see quite excellent, tracing the industrial history of the North West of England from early weaving to jet planes and space. Something for everyone,... More 

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