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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Might be better for kids than adults

There are a lot of activities geared towards kids (like a train ride). The displays are kinda... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Found myself in manchester looking for good things to do on a budget and this place is a treat... read more

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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a lot of activities geared towards kids (like a train ride). The displays are kinda unique.

Thank H M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found myself in manchester looking for good things to do on a budget and this place is a treat! Very interesting and lots of fun demonstrations to watch. Free entry, although I did give a donation. Don't forget to cross the road for their planes,...More

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with my younger cousins and fair to say it was a good day out, they thoroughly enjoyed the experiment room and struggled to get them to leave.

Thank jdm101194
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great family day out. Lots of hands on exhibits for kids and a train and flight simulator to ride on. I learnt a lot about Manchesters Cotton Industry. Well worth a visit! For adults there are some exhibits of interest and failing that a nice...More

Thank drfoodie1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit here plenty to do lots of interactive displays, makes you think about issues in a different light. As an engineer I found it fascinating - children loved it well worth a visit

Thank PhilUpNorth
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I was staying in Manchester for work and had some time off I visited the museum. I am not that much interested in trains etc. but more fascinated by the elements and was a little bit disappointed about the amount of information vs. the...More

Thank Vera L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Museum of Science and Industry on a Saturday afternoon. The museum was surprisingly quiet. As with all museums in the UK, this one is free to enter with donation boxes. I used to visit the museum as a child and remember many...More

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been there with a group of friends, to wait our turn for the Crystal Maze. I was positively surprised both by the museum itself as building and its design, and the show inside. If you are an engineer like me or you like...More

Thank Freddyemme
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well laid out museum full of interesting objects, something for all age groups. Well worth a visit. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff and nice coffee shop.

Thank debswarwick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited during the school holidays and we were greated by a lovely man who gave us an itinerary of the day, there was lots of activities going on at different times throughout the day which the children my daughter 7 was looking forward to...More

Thank MarthTils247
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Sam A
How much time would you put aside to spend at the MOSI? Am in Manchester for half a day next week and wouldn't mind spending some time here!
11 April 2017|
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Response from jslocombe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself a full two hours. The demonstrations are worth the wait.
I've looked on the website but can't find any prices for the flight simulators or train ride, would be nice if to have some idea if anyone knows, as my boys are really keen to do it when we visit next weekend. Also is there any other charges we should be aware of? I realise the museum itself is free but was just wondering? Thanks in advance for any replies
9 March 2017|
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Response from Greeneyes0704 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we paid £3 for the red arrows flight simulator we went last week. Not sure about the train ride.
Richard C
Where can I park?
9 January 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
There are two unrelated car parks the other side of Liverpool road. They are not cheap, but parking in manchester is not cheap. If you take the tram to Deansgate there is an intereresting walk through Castlefield and the... More