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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 children and adults great for kids school holidays few hours interactive displays free entry whole family rainy day half term great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It would be best to visit at weekends with your kids, as many enthusiastic volunteers put exhibition especially for children, to teach them the basics of science. Apart from this, one can find historical artifacts in the area of textile, electronics, aviation and mechanics. This...More

Thank Inbal J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A total eye opener of the history of Manchester and the contribution made by this city and its inhabitants to the development of the industrial world. Well worth a visit.

Thank Catrin L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting place to visit. A lot of school trips there. Enjoyed learning how the Woollen Mills worked and saw some equipment in action. Amazed to see 'The Rocket' there and other rail equipment. Visited the 1830 first railway station and could easily imagine it...More

Thank scalisic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with our 2 girls (4&8) on Sunday. Quite a few of the interactive displays were broken in the main hall which was a real shame. The power hall was really interesting. Lockers to keep your bags & coats in was great. The museum...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum for kids of all ages, another must see in Manchester! It’s an easy walk from the Cathedral, to the library and ending here.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having arrived at 10.30 I was eager for something to eat and drink prior to the exhibits. Asked for bacon roll but they didn’t have any so I tried for sausage, didn’t have that either although they were advertised so just had a cup of...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a collection which probably requires several visits to fully appreciate. We focussed on seeing The Rocket, (special exhibition), together with exhibits relating to the engineering and cotton industries.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It has been quite a few years since I had visited mosi so I thought it was time to go back and do a little exploring. To be quite frank nothing apart from the layout seems to have changed, the place was dirty inside and...More

Thank krisstoff01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many places are free to visit makes a welcome change not having to pay top rate like lots of other attractions ask for that are not half as interesting.Only a voluantry donation that you drop into the box at the entrance.Staff very good and...More

Thank murph572016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. You can spend hours here. The hole family will enjoy it. Full size steam engines seen running. Not to be missed if in Manchester.

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5 July 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’.
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!