We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Informative ”

Museum of Science & Industry
Book In Advance
More Info
US$17.14*
and up
Manchester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 191 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 overall that building was very empty and I thought they could have filled it with a lot of stuff. The aeroplane bit was interesting. I don't think young children would find the museum interesting.

Thank rebeccalw21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (6,864)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

80 - 84 of 6,870 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 era etc. and a very good interactive room for kids of all ages to learn and play at the same time.

My only criticism is that maybe every now and again they could refresh some of the exhibits.. very little has been added in over the years

Thank laurenamyxo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 house (locomotives and stationary engines), the station building (the original station building on Liverpool street) and the 1830 warehouse (currently closed).
There is plenty to see and do for all ages from robots, to steam engines, stationary engines, sewers and restored buildings. There is also railway lines in the yard although they don't appear to be regularly used.
Unfortunately during our visit a number of exhibits were closed including the 1830s warehouse, part of the station building exhibit (sewers and lower levels) and a number of exhibits out of order.
The 7 of us (4 adults, 3 children) had an enjoyable day none the less and this is well recommended if you are in Manchester

1  Thank Dave E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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 to pop along for an hour or so to immerse yourself in British heritage and some of the newer exhibitions on offer. Great little coffee shop too, and in easy walking distance from Deansgate or Salford Central train station too!

Thank Simon S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Museum of Science & Industry also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Museum of Science & Industry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing