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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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Nice to visit to get the ole grey noodle ticking over without too much thinking as well as a nice day out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice to visit to get the ole grey noodle ticking over without too much thinking as well as a nice day out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was really friendly and helpful.😊 It is very much designed for small children, which doesnt make it more boring for older people.🤓 The trip was interesting and a joy.🖖

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not my favourite place in Manchester to go, but the children seem to like it. Especially the steam train & the create your own technology section. :) I do enjoy looking at the African fabrics and knowing the history of the city i wa born in.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this museum on a regular basis while my daughter's were young, fantastic, hand's on, history of Manchester. Very educational. Visited today 14/January 2017. Maybe should of checked website prior to visit. Half of the Museum is closed due to revamp. Fully updated by Autumn 2018. A very let down supporter. Advice.. Visit in 18 Months?

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a good half day at the museum with my five year old grandson. They had lots of interactive stuff there for him but he was a bit young for a lot of it too. I think 3 or 4 hours is the maximum you could do with very young children but a great experience for everyone.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was one of the best free day out we as a family have had. Brill. Lots for the adults as well as the kids, and free entry what more do you need.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a rainy Saturday we wanted something to do with the kids which would keep them entertained. Not only were they entertained here they were educated. The staff are clearly trained well in how to interact with young minds to get them interested in science and history. The only reason this isn't a five star review is that there were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to this places couple of times, and i like it very much. My family and i really enjoyed out last visit to this places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to call in and have a nosy, some very interesting items. Good idea that all museums are now free, I am sure it will attract more visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to the museum. I'm fascinated with all of history and spent hours just reading information and enjoying the exhibits. Will try to visit again this year

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