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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 #3 of 121 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very impressive museum with something for everyone. It showcases Manchester and it's importance as the first industrial city in the world, but it is of general interest also. The interactive activities and exhibitions will entertain both adults and children. You could easily spend a day here and have lunch in the cafe or restaurant.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After finishing the Corrie tour we walked upon the Museum of Science and Industry. As my husband was not keen on going on the corrie tour i agreed to attend the museum with him. I was surprised by how interesting it was although with it been school holidays there were lots of children around but they all seemed to be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of our regular summer holiday places to visit! It is great because we always go abroad in August, so when our son breaks up in July we are always searching for free/ cheap things to do to kill time before jetting off! You must go here with your kids, it's fab! Recommend the 4D cinema which there... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Free afternoon walking and taking photos of many different things, very interesting, bring your own food as there is somewhere to sit down, without paying huge prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place; absolutely loads to do so had to go back for a second time. Really recommend the images exhibition, absolutely fascinating microscopic photographs, and even though we are 23 and 25, we really enjoyed the kids interactive bit again!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a good museum and is fun for adults and children. It is free to get in and is a good day out. There is a lot to learn and a lot of information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited mosi today with my girls (7&9) and we mainly had a great time. The way in which it is laid out is fantastic as yiu get a lot of space to see exhibitions and everything flows well. The staff here are very polite and helpful and I recommend getting a map as not only does it detail what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This outing was a great choice for my boys and husband. Alot a few good hours as there is so much to see. The staff are excellent explainers and very friendly. There are static displays as well as things fo explore and also explanations of how things were made such as the making of thread. A museum for all ages.

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Telford, Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum for adults and children alike, highlighting Manchester's important contribution and pioneering spirit to the industrial (and technological) revolution. Lots of walking, but the restaurant is an excellent stop-off point with great food. I can't wait to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My children really enjoyed this museum lots to see and do. Would highly recommend. It makes a nice afternoon out.

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