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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

What an interesting place to visit all that Manchester history to take in. Enjoy. Understand. Well worth a visit.

Thank mitchian
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Space, computers, recycling and touchy-feely exhibits n all fun and free. You can give a donation though as it's well thought out, innovative, engaging and educational.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today mainly to see the Tim Peake capsule. Excellent presentations from the presenters who really engaged with the children in the audience and were very informative. The rest of museum is very good (we have been before) and worth spending a good few hours....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here to see the Tim Peake space shuttle, which was absolutely mind blowing to be stood a couple of meters away from something that has been into space! We were very surprised to find how good the rest of the museum was, especially...More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I brought my 2 children to see the spacecraft that brought Tim Peake safely down to Earth and this really was the highlight of the day. The children loved the Experiment gallery. The Air and Space gallery and the Power Hall were very much the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here to see the space capsule that Tim Peake traveled into space in. Fantastic exhibit .. would like to have touched it though ... don't know why, just one of those things. Didn't really go around the rest of the museum this time, as...More

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. Well presented, lots of interactive presentations. Good cafe. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank yvettehaines
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself, boyfriend and our kids (both 7) visited the museum back in February and there was so much to do and see there! The kids had great fun and learned a lot too. On our way home we were already trying to work out when...More

Thank amynorange
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took 6 kids there between the ages of 2 - 8. They all loved it. Fantastic and exciting exhibits throughout.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clever use of old, restored buildings to provide a fun, informative day out. The staff were very helpful at reception and the exhibits were particularly good. The Red Arrows simulator is good value at £3.

Thank Gerry T
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milly_watson
7 March 2018|
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Response from Magicratgirl | Reviewed this property |
I would think that most little ones would love this museum. It is very child friendly with various sections dedicated to little ones; and lots of 'hands-on' stuff. There is a little 'funfair' section outside with... More
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Edward D
12 February 2018|
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Response from RobbieBStockport | Reviewed this property |
Unit R6 & R7, Manchester Arndale, M4 3AQ. Will take you 15 minutes to walk there.
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jolambo
3 February 2018|
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Response from Jeremy1951 | Reviewed this property |
The Museum does provide WiFi access for delegates in its function rooms which is provided as part of the hire cost package. As far as I am aware free WiFi access is NOT provided anywhere else in the general museum areas.
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