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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really good place to visit, easily could spend a full day here, great staff running the different areas and I love the spider web you can crawl round, well worth a visit

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited with my toddler and friend with her toddler in September for a rainy day outing. I was a little disappointed with the museum for young children. The space was limited for them to explore and the exhibits weren't interactive for them. In my...More

Thank lancashirelass00
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hadn't visited since the 2009 Da Vinci exhibition and it had changed a lot. We went on a weekday so schoolkids were at various points. There are lots of buildings, some not so accessible to anyone with walking difficulties. We checked out 5 buildings:...More

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic free day out for all young and old alike. Great for family and friends with a whole range of exhibitions to keep everyone entertained.

Thank LJF93
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is located right across from where I was staying so me and my friends decided to pop in for something to do in the afternoon. The downstairs about cotton milling and fabrics wasn't the most exciting thing I've ever seen and I could...More

Thank alicesherwood
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place and the area. I really so. So much history and emotion in this little area of castlefield that shaped the world today as we know it. Its such a shame that many of the interactive activities and exhibitions have not changed...More

Thank Cal H
Reviewed 2 days ago

a well curated display of the mutifacetted experience of the scientific researches and the industrial processes whichcame from them

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitively a nice museum to visit in Manchester, especially given the long industrial history and heritage of this city. During the visit I saw different performances of museum employees showing how things exposed in the museum work. This is nice because many science museums fail...More

Thank Mario_aero
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think the Air & Space Museum was more air than space. Some of the buildings were almost empty. The thought there was a lack of varity, lots of the same sort of thing. For instance if you are not into textiles there is a...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really interesting place, we have visited a couple of times and are always impressed by the curation and displays. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something to do in Manchester!

Thank MatthewB1967
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1 October 2017|
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Response from Ray F |
I was there 5 hours and it was not enough. From the enormous fabric / dress making machines, the train station, underground section, and the aircraft hanger with dirigibles and jets, to the food court - its a worthwhile... More
ken l
13 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