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Reviewed January 15, 2018

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
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

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

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Reviewed January 14, 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
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Reviewed January 14, 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
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 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
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