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Museum of Science & Industry

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Address: Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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+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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Me and my better half really enjoyed the museum on what was a wet gloomy day in Manchester #GrandDayOut

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my better half really enjoyed the museum on what was a wet gloomy day in Manchester #GrandDayOut

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Thank James S
Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed longer to see everything. The museum is worth going back to. Children are encouraged to join in with making things. As a wool spinner I was interested in the spinning and weaving demonstrations. The descriptions of everything are interesting and well worded. The staff are very helpful and pleasant to talk to. There is an excellent cafe with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited alone but thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of topics and displays. I particularly enjoyed the section on the railways.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our grand children to the Museum of Science and Industry during the half tem holiday. We had taken the eldest grand child who is ten when he was about five and he enjoyed it then. This time being older he loved all the exhibits displayed from aeroplanes and trains to the vintage cars and transport. He most enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the museum but take your own food Had fish and chips which were full of oil. I didnt take the advice of someone else in our coach party who told me it wasn't good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon.... my 5 year old girl loved the interactive science experiments in the main building and my 18 month old little boy who is obsessed with thomas the tank loved the steam engines and trains!! Brilliant for all.... 5/5

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Manchester with a family - young or teenage children or students, I think you'd be crazy not to take advantage of free access to this wonderful museum. It is a combination of stimulating exhibitions in a fabulous location, linking current and past innovations in an imaginatively engineered building that represents the best of Manchester's historical and future... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a rainy Saturday afternoon here with friends and their 2 children. Lots to do for the children but thought the soft play area was very small and not fit for purpose as half of it was Lino flooring and very slippery for children in socks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to take family, even your other half, so many little activities you can do, all in all a wonderful place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A museum telling the tale of Science, Industry, and Aerospace from the early 19th to the late 20th century. Several halls of world-class exhibits. A splendid place to visit

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