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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 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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No regrets that I spend my day here

I visited Manchester for just a few hours. It was rainy and I read a lot about the museum so I decided to spend my hours here. There's no admission but you can decide if you... read more

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Dreieich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Manchester for just a few hours. It was rainy and I read a lot about the museum so I decided to spend my hours here. There's no admission but you can decide if you want to donate something to support the Museum.I did and I got a lot to see. They've a lot of static displays of airplanes,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

fab place very interesting, i dont normally like museums but this one is great enjoy the stay so very much

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Thank Paul W
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is amazing lots to see and do. The building itself is mesmerising in actual fact the whole university area it's in is a gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to learn I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who live science. I love this museum so much and it is great for families

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Thank Tom A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the best museum in Manchester . I have been there about 50 times. Parking is an issue since they closed the car park (please open again) so plan where you park. They have also closed the sewers . Not sure what is going on there. I have faith in them that it will be good though.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun day out with lots of things to look at. Can easily spend a good few hours exploring the place. Great place to take children too

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They had some fantastic exhibits on show but not all the museum was open,looks like they need more funding,who knows,good value though just give a donation on entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with a group of guys ,all of whome were very impressed with the exhibiotions, from 1 atom thick wonder material, Graphine , to the massive Engines and Aircraft on display. lots of interactive exhibits for the kids( who can go into the cab of a steam train, or lift into the air a Motorcar. we were there for... More 

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

Good day out for 3 year old , he loved looking at the steam engines . It was a shame that the model train layout was not working !! We had a picnic in the indoor area near the planes which was great on a cold winters day . over the road in the main building are some interactive displays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Museum of Science and Industry as a last minute decision on a rainy day. We took our two young boys (aged 4 and 8) who were very excited to visit the museum. When we arrived, we were a little hungry so we decided to go to the cafe first, however it was so full we could not... More 

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