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Museum of Science & Industry

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Address: Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
Phone Number: +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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Good fun

We have been here a couple of times with friends and young children and it is good fun, well worth a visit. Lots of interesting exhibits and displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here a couple of times with friends and young children and it is good fun, well worth a visit. Lots of interesting exhibits and displays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick visit to this museum, as part of our trip to Manchester. Loved the layout of the museum, the staff were met were very friendly and informative. We'll be back and spend more time :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum is across a number of halls and an old railway station. In fact the terminus of the original and first in Britain, possibly the world, passenger railway the Liverpool and Manchester railway. It I see quite excellent, tracing the industrial history of the North West of England from early weaving to jet planes and space. Something for everyone,... More 

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

I've been here lots of times never gets old, lots of fun and educational items to view and touch great family day out for both young and old

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours around the museum after catching the free shuttle bus from the city centre. Plenty to see and do and a lovely cafe too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here when we were waiting for the Xmas markets to open, and I was a bit disappointed. The aviation and space part was interesting with a great range of AVRO planes, but the main building was a bit bland. Some good machinery and keen staff, but it was very focussed around children. I understand that they need to... More 

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

I've lived in Manchester all my life and went for the first time couple of months ago. Makes you think why I didn't go see it earlier. It's a great for a day out with family, kids or even as a date. Really interesting stuff!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to this museum on a day it was free, and don't know how much entrance normally costs (unless it is always free, then ignore this part ;) ) But I thought it was a fun, interactive museum that was really educational. I also loved it was a big museum spread over a few. buildings, so do take your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been here numerous times and I'm always surprised at the way they can make stuff I know nothing about interesting to all. I would recommend anyone to go regardless of what's on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My dad (aged 77) was visiting this weekend, and since he is interested in industrial history we thought MOSI would appeal to both him and our five year old son. It certainly did! The museum is free to enter but there is a suggested donation of £3 per person but the staff at the entrance are not pushy about getting... More 

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