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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 March 2005

This is worth the visit to Manchester on its own. Its free! There are so many varied things here. It may not excel at everything, it has railway engines but isn't a train museum, it has planes but isn't an aircraft museum, but it has...More

13  Thank BigHouseBob
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Museum of Science and Industry Insufficient signing to the correct entry. Staff were not helpful more bothered with doing their own thing. £5 for parking when clearly states £4.50. Car park steward very unfriendly and literally throw the money at us. The cobbled car park...More

6  Thank MOSIReviewer
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All reviews all ages steam train power hall air and space hall industrial revolution cotton mill different buildings children and adults great for kids few hours interactive displays school holidays free entry whole family rainy day half term great place to visit
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a good place to look around, there is a lot of different things to get involved and there is a lot to keep children entertained.

Thank Wizeandnumber1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the original Stevenson rocket on display this made my visit plus there was many working engine's running throughout the day. And don't forget to go over the to the aviation exhibitions. Be sure to make a donation.

Thank scottsmitha3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went and there were a lot of children and while we were just 2 adults viewing the museum, it was honestly a very enjoyable experience. The talks organised while targeted for young ones are very engaging. The place is massive so I would allocate...More

Thank Kikyo87
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing museum spread across various buildings, part of an original railway station and goods yard. There is a wealth of industrial history here going back to the early industrialisation of Cottonopolis as Manchester was once called. There are usually special exhibitions in...More

Thank Cath F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited midweek with my boyfriend (both in late twenties) and was looking forward to this museum after reading promising reviews. First impressions were pretty good; the buildings housing the museum have been well restored and the coffee shop in the entrance looked modern. Unfortunately, it...More

Thank nataliehJ9391MZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Would not say i was overwhelmed or underwhelmed just whelmed,expected a bit more saying that the aircraft bit is very good.The main museum is good but seemed a bit disorganised .There is also another part towards the end of the tracks of which just the...More

Thank mrbnetherton
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is spread over several buildings and is full of industrial history from the 18th century to the 21st. Brilliant place for young and older people to learn about the industrial revolution, the space age and the digital revolution. The museum teams enthusiastically presented...More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate to say this, but honestly I found the museum pretty boring. I didn’t feel like there were enough interactive exhibits (that worked) for adults. I went expecting to be amazed and instead I was incredibly underwhelmed! There definitely was stuff for kids there...More

Thank manc_emm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grew up going here on a regular basis and seen some of the best exhibitions you can imagine for children, dinosaurs, science , climbing activities, history this place has it all. A pillar of Manchester, combined with the air museum a fantastic family day out...More

Thank Danielloughlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Lots to see (including now the original Rocket steam train). Full of different aeronautical and energy machines from the past - really good and big space.

Thank Familyoffduty
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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’.
5 July 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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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!