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Museum of Science & Industry

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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...more
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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All reviewsall agessteam trainpower hallair and space hallindustrial revolutioncotton milldifferent buildingschildren and adultsgreat for kidsschool holidaysfew hoursinteractive displaysfree entrywhole familyrainy dayhalf termgreat place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

My last visit here had been with my friend's little boy at least 25 years ago so to take her two grandsons a few weeks ago was a trip down memory lane for me and an exciting day out for them. Both boys (6 and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

generally interesting, also free, but overrun by school classes (very noisy) and not very much up-to-date; it is also split across various buildingd so it is not easy to find your way

Thank othmar953
Reviewed 3 days ago

Could take or leave this museum, was slightly disappointed, only took us an hour to walk round, on the plus it's relatively central and free

Thank leighfowler20
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy to reach by tram. Every child, should experience what the museum has to offer. Delicious food served in the cafe too.There are many extra exhibitions throughout the year and a super place for Science events.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 5 days ago

i am a big fan of technical things and engines. my expectations were too highy. the buildings are outstanding. but due to leaking roof mezzanine level is closed. floorng is wet. the other buildings are half closed due tobremdelling, maybe. i know its free, i...More

Thank Roland T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I travelled with my children ( 11 and 9) and we loved our day, it pays to go online and see whats happening they also give you a map and itinery when you go in. We saw baby the computer first, this was our main...More

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place so much to see and do takes multiple visits. Children of all ages will love it. The fact is is free is a bonus and it would be worth any entrance fee. Worth getting the train to piccadilly and the free metroshuttle...More

Thank smithatron40
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a free attraction I have always enjoyed this museum. There is plenty to do and a lot to see and perfect for children.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner arrived here in May! It was amazing we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and there is sooo much to do and see!!! Definitely Recommend!!!!

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum provides a nice overview of science and industry with links to Manchester, but it is pretty basic. Unfortunately, the part that we most wanted to see, the hall on the textile industry, was closed. If you love trains and engines, you'll enjoy the...More

1  Thank christina s
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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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1 June 2018|
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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!