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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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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 3 days ago

What a fantastic place for all the family to visit. Great fun and you learn from your trip as well...best of both worlds. So much to see and do you won;t be bored and you can even have a bite to eat.

Thank ruthadler718
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a window into Manchester’s industrial past, its innovators and creators. Demonstrations of working industrial machines was very interesting. Staff are very helpful and there is a good cafe. My husband particularly enjoyed the unique aircraft display.

Thank Panda055
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Respect to Manchester for her role in creating our transport, industry and computer age. The museum showcases things like the first programmable computer (I think), the birth of the textile industry, power generation and even an air and space section. There is a whole floor...More

Thank Mintster61
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place was amazing, it can be a good hour to walk around the place. It is free of admission but the museum is asking for a donation ( you don't have to give if you don't want to ) there is an interactive place...More

Thank Camille P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a family day out recently decided to pop in here, free entry is great, but definitely deserves the optional tip from everybody! Had a fun time walking round and playing with the photos on the tv displays

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited here on two occasions. This museum is very well stocked with numerous exhibits about Manchester's industrial history, and there's plenty of displays about modern scientific topics too. If you like science and engineering then you will certainly enjoy a visit here. There's...More

Thank jayaims
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here few times and i think this is the perfect place to show to friends and relatives if you want to know the Greater Manchester's story. There are bigs containers dedicated to the past of the city, the trade and the technology progress....More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 6 days 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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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