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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Adults found it interesting, kids weren't overly enamoured because they were on holidays. Would be good for school tours. The main attractions cost extra, so although it's free(recommended donation of £3 per person), the fun stuff costs quite a bit extra. Overall enjoyable experience

Thank Coli B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A marvellous museum and free entry makes it even more fantastic!! So much to see and lots of stuff of interest for kids. Aviation hall is a must as is the steam hall. Do not go to Manchester and not visit this place!

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my sister in law and partner when they came to Manchester last week , it was really interesting great demonstration on how they turned cotton into thread on the textile machines .spent three hours there didn't see all they had on show but enjoyed...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took my grandson here and he loved it, also it brought memories back for my son who remembered going when he was little. They both enjoyed the hands on area doing the experiments and seeing how things worked. The displays are still fantastic and...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a train lover, visiting the first train station ever was like being part of history. Manchester rich history in engineering and sciences nicely displayed.

Thank Gabriela v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved learning about how integral the local area has been to technology. The cotton mill experience is great. The section on graphene is well worth a visit. Lots to see for all ages.

Thank ruthwyers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge, interesting, interactive and free admission museum. An amazing trip trough the modern history of science, from the industrial revolution to space travel and even beyond... The staff is also great, not just because they're kind but also because you can watch live presentations of...More

Thank Sérgio B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let anyone tell you that interactive museums are just for kids. We had an amazing few hours at this place, it was very entertaining. The live demonstrations were particularly enjoyable, as was experiment!

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my daughter and we both found it a great visit. There were lots of exhibitions to see. There were demonstrations by the staff which were excellent and informative for both of us! They didn’t talk down to the children and the information...More

Thank GeorginaPatrick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love coming here it's a great day out for everyone. Have been multiple times this year and cannot fault anything about it. It's a shame they don't operate the small steam train anymore, we loved that. Every time we come we find something new to...More

Thank jennideli
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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