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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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With all the potential science and technology things in the world, I was left pretty bored. The old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jamie W
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Market Harborough
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Day trip with friends

Went on the 12/8/17. Wasn't impressed lots of interactive things didn't work. Underground was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sssuuusan2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With all the potential science and technology things in the world, I was left pretty bored. The old computer was cool and some of the old animation techniques were interesting but then a lot of dullness in between.

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed yesterday

Went on the 12/8/17. Wasn't impressed lots of interactive things didn't work. Underground was closed off. Went few years ago and rated excellent. Gone down only good point was science display. And fidget making.

Thank sssuuusan2013
Reviewed yesterday

Was staying near by with my daughter. Great visitor centre staff very friendly and helpful. Several talks were going on through out the morning that we were there, very interesting. Plenty on displays to inter-react with which my daughter enjoyed doing and all this Free.....no...More

Thank annielou50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a good day out here. Good hands on activity. Not super exciting but filled the day and cheap good for families and full g a day

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's plenty to keep kids interested and entertained. I think most adults will have a bit of fun too. Free entry can't be bad either.

Thank darrell316
Reviewed 3 days ago

Exactly what we were looking for. Loads of interaction and things to see and touch over a very large site. My toddler loved it. The "Experiment" area is very good for kids of all ages and the ability to see such large engines, wheels you...More

Thank Al2878
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well laid out, very interesting. Great for children & adults. The food was good and reasonably priced.

Thank charlottegoodwin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a packed museum with so many things significant to Manchester, I thought Manchester United was the best thing to come out of the city turns out I was wrong. Superb exhibits on cotton, aviation and technology. Some parts are closed at the moment...More

Thank Phaze60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 8 and 3 year old here as I used to love it coming here when I was a child. It still is absolutely brilliant but we was a little disappointed as a lot of the museum was closed for refurb, which is...More

Thank stephburke5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yesterday we had a great day at the museum. We were a bit disappointed that not only was the air and space hall closed but also quite a few floors in the other areas. So not 5 stars. However, we still had a great day....More

Thank Leanne P
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fueldiva99
8 August 2017|
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Response from Chan C | Reviewed this property |
it was out of order when I visited late July
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Sam A
11 April 2017|
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Response from jslocombe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself a full two hours. The demonstrations are worth the wait.
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jenny1371
10 March 2017|
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Response from Greeneyes0704 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we paid £3 for the red arrows flight simulator we went last week. Not sure about the train ride.
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