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Science and Industry Museum

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The Science and Industry Museum 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...more
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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All reviews all ages steam train power hall air and space hall industrial revolution cotton mill different buildings great for kids children and adults interactive displays few hours school holidays free entry whole family rainy day half term great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a couple of car parks nearby and Deansgate tram stop is just around the corner. The museum is free. The current entrance area is dominated by the Rocket locomotive which is on loan to the museum until September. There is a cafe on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb museum. Lots to do for all ages. We have 2 young girls and they enjoy learning about everything on show. We visit several times a year. Something new everytime.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Woody100112
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my three year old grandson to the Science and Industry museum this week he love it. what he like best were the stream trains. he like the interactive displays but some of them weren't working. he is asking to go back again so well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent day out, so much to see and learn ideal for young children as well as adults will definitely return sometime in the future.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eliteways
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited MOSI a number of times, with our children as they have grown up, each time there have been different things to see and experience. Highly recommend a visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JonathanWootton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic day out especially for children and adults will love it too. Many things to see, do and learn

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karynnicholson68
Reviewed 1 week ago

myself, girlfriend and 6 yr old spent full day here ,visiting and exploring everywhere, some great hands on exhibitions loads to do, would recommend to anyone, all ages and is a free day out

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dcockshott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe is small but nice, train wasn’t running on our visit but there were displays and talks as well as an interactive exhibit. Generally interesting day out even for the teen although he dipped in and out of his phone. I think it’s better for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to take the kids lots of interactive displays something for both older groups and children to enjoy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank angela d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good variety of different things to visit. Would recommend going in the week as Saturdays are heaving. Overall good to visit, if only in Manchester for a few days I wouldn’t say it’s a must see. Good if you’re a local and are after something...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from K1W1couple12 | Reviewed this property |
No charge but the displays and info are so good I was happy to make a ‘donation’.
July 5, 2018|
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Response from cjmurphyuk | Reviewed this property |
Metrolink is a great way to get there. Jump off at Deansgate. For walkers, The Hilton Hotel is a great landmark as only a mole could miss it, and its at the top of Liverpool street. and for non uber users, there is a very... More
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June 1, 2018|
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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!
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24 hours in Manchester (1 Reply)
We have a day- overnight layover in Manchester in May en route from US to Red Sea and are looking for activity suggestions. Participants will be my husband, 22 YO son, and me, possibly joined by a 19 YO family friend at school in Newcastle. What I think would be fun is Museum of Science and Industry, and there seems to be an inn called Ox right nearby? And I suppose the kids may wish to club or barhop. Also, jet lag recovery, but any suggestions for a small number of don't-miss things would...More
January 13, 2013|
Response fromsteve_p53|
Yes, the Ox is across the road from MOSI. Are you thinking of staying there? My feeling about MOSI is that it is better for families with younger children, but others may disagree. Here is the list of Manchester attractions; many of these are in the city centre or nearby, so easily accessible. tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187069-Activi… Barhopping opportunities near the Ox, assuming that's where you're staying, include a range of bars and clubs all next door to each other on Whitworth...More
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Museum hints (please)? (13 Replies)
I appreciate it can be tiring answering the same old questions for n00bs but... I'm coming to Manchester for three nights in February and I'd be grateful for museum/gallery/attraction advice. I have a particular interest in social history ("how people lived and worked") and applied arts ("what people had in their homes"). I already have Museum of Science and Industry and Imperial War Museum North on my itinerary. I'll be staying in the city centre and I'll be walking/using public transport. ...More
December 24, 2008|
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The Labour party has an archive and study centre about the history of the Labour movement on Princess St. I don't know any details about it though, as I've only passed it on the bus.
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Spitfire (11 Replies)
My son has become interested in spitfire planes and I’d like to take him to see one or even better a display about them. Does anyone know what would be our best option near Manchester. I know the Museum of Science and Industry used to have one, despite contacting them and the Imperial war Museum, neither has replied to let me know if they have one unfortunately
August 14, 2018|
Response fromMaureen186337|
Hi, A trip down the M6/M54 to the RAF museum at Cosford would be a good day out.entry is free (although donations are gratefully accepted).theres a lot to see there in addition to Spitfires.nice cafe too.takes about 90 mins from Manchester area,give or take.