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“More for children” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry
Ranked #2 of 171 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“More for children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I recently visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester with my boyfriend. It was more of a; 'we're going past so lets pop in' sort-of thing but it was much more for children than adults. While the attractions were interesting, the information wasn't overly in-depth and was more aimed at children.

If you were a child visiting though (which many were) you would have a fantastic time. There was a lot of interactive things to do and lots of visual stimulants to get you excited about the information it was presenting.

My favourite part of the attraction was the transport section, hosting cars from their first invention to war fighter planes and alike.

Overall it would make a great day out for kids, but for me it was a short visit and not quite as detailled as I would have liked.

Visited February 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“more for the kids, rather than adults”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

a good museum but on the whole was definately aimed more at children, plenty to do though if you do have kids.

Visited February 2013
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northampton
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“All museums should be like this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Go and have a look at the first passenger railway station in the world. And also look at the real steam engines

Visited January 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The most interesting part was the demonstration of the mill machinery - the demonstrator gave lots of facts and pointed out the dangers and the many ways in which the workers were exploited.
There are lots of activities for children upstairs. I found the power house the least interesting, however if you're an engine expert you'd be fascinated.

Visited February 2013
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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“Amazing and so interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing museum and a real gem for Manchester.
Have to agree with earlier reviewer, we are a couple no longer in possession of school age children and visited during half term!!! Would not dream of complaining though as, has been said earlier it is an amazing venue for children, with so much in the way of interactive activities. To see all the children so engrossed was wonderful. Also as venue so large, it never felt over full or to noisy. We even though adults partook in the interactive activities and found them really good fun.
Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting, engrossing and informative day. There was so much to see, we will definitely go again when next in Manchester.

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