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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England (Manchester City Centre)
44 161 832 1830
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Ranked #5 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry includes permanent galleries spread across five historic buildings and collections ranging from early textile... more » Owner description: The Museum of Science and Industry includes permanent galleries spread across five historic buildings and collections ranging from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is superb for children, the food is also great! Lots of things for the kids to do of all ages, The train ride cost £2 but worth every penny. The kids get to understand science a fun way! I would spend at least 3 hours here as there is lots to see. Also across teh road is the old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Loved our time here the staff was friendly it is a very modern museum and was so interesting looking back on our history lived the day out and the cafe next door was amazing food was excellent and the staff were jolly and happy

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Although only a short visit we found this an interesting museum to visit. The children's interactive sections were excellent for all concerned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Spend a day to reawaken the history knowledge from school days and remind yourself of the engineering/rail and cotton past.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent Science & Industry museum with exhibits showing many of the latest state of the art technology along with the history of large, brute machinery. But many seem to miss one of the museum's best stories - the underground Manchester. This is the story of how Manchester practically reinvented the modern sewer system - one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful free museum Manchester! Well worth a visit! My 5 year old son loved every minute! Each time we visit it seems to be getting better!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Excellent venue, especially if you are mechanically minded. Fascinating subjects from toilets to steam engines! Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The content at the museum was good but I felt it could use some improvement in a few areas. First, the layout inside the buildings weren't always intuitive to walk around and I found myself either missing some areas or double and triple backing on areas I'd already seen. Second, I thought some additional signs or directions would have been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

There are several sections that make up the complex and the buildings make up some of the history! We started off in the industrial area and spent some time walking around and marvelling at the abundance of technology invented in and around Manchester and Lancashire during the industrial revolution. Although it's not a period of time i'd have wanted to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I didnt like this place as my old legs didnt let me see all the wonderful things to see I went on the train,I went down sewers, I watched a very nice lady spinning and much much more

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