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Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
Devoted to the development of science, technology, and industry, Museum of Science & Industry has a number of permanent galleries spread over five historic buildings. Stop by to see the museum’s extensive displays on the themes of transport (cars, aircraft, and locomotives), power (water, electricity, steam, and gas engines), textiles, communications, and computing. Located on the site of the world’s first railway station, the Manchester Liverpool Road station, the museum offers steam train rides on selected dates. Check online for special events and temporary exhibits. This is a good choice on a rainy day. Put Museum of Science & Industry at the forefront of your travel plans using our Manchester trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visited to be honest because it was raining. But turned out to be a good way to wile away an afternoon. You will find something of interest in there. 
  • I'm biased about museums of industry. Consequently, my review is inevitably positive because any place that collects and exhibits everyday things of the past cannot do anything wrong. There is a great...  read more »
  • Oh my this place is amazing not just for little ones but adults also. I grew up in Manchester but learnt more in a morning than I did at school for 12 yrs.... Its fun, exciting & free - but who wouldn...  read more »
  • Fantastic family day out. Good for all ages, best for 3-13 y/o's. Something for everyone. Accessible in all areas. Good facilities & café. The Experiment floor is a must visit!
  • Me, my 65 year young mum, my brother and 6 year old boy went to MOSI yesterday (30 June 2016). We had a BRILLIANT TIME. My son LOVED the experiments, the staff were great fun and informative, lots to see and do for all of us. Shame the sewer and gallery bits weren't open. When you arrive, don't forget to look at your 'what's on' sheet and book what you want - we missed an 'explosive' show! Disappointing there were no ice creams available!! Missed a trick there! WELL worth a visit for all ages, thanks to great ladies who did the train show - great fun - thought they were actually going to start the engine tho!! :(
  • A good museum with many different areas to discover and learn in. The demonstration of how cotton was produced was particularly good and informative and better in some ways than what is offered at Quarry Bank Mill. I wouldn't recommend the train ride though as you can only travel around 100m before it has to stop and head back to the start again! Just read the information boards to learn about it.
  • Fantastic museum, although many spaces are currently closed. Some work has been done to improve it recently. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. A nice place to wander around for a few hours.
  • A massive museum streched over several large buildings, with various sections, and great exhibits always happening. It's much more modern than other museums in their take on activities - very good interactive sections, great one offs, and lots of staff to ensure you're well looked after.
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