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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
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+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed 4 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 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

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Reviewed 4 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 5 days 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the air and space museum. We went on a Saturday afternoon and while it was a bit too busy for me had an enjoyable couple of hours. I was excited to see the space capsule!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have always loved visiting here, it’s such a brilliant museum that you can go around for free. I’m 22 now and I’ve taken trips here since I was little - definitely a great day out for any family with all different ages children

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A real delight for the anorak and others. MOSI is free, and very family friendly. Using old industrial buildings they have created a great set of visiting options for all tastes. The Tim Peake Re-Entry Experience was beautiful, especially the views of earth and the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Popped into the museum on a weekend visit to Manchester. Loved the Tim Peake space display. Lots to do there and very interactive. Staff really enthusiastic and helpful. Free entry but donations welcomed and worth giving something for a great few hours.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A rather large crowd on this day but never felt overwhelmed due to the smart layout of the museum. There are multiple buildings and some with multiple floors. Manchester has a lot of history with the sciences and it has been displayed smartly. A few...More

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milly_watson
March 7, 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
February 13, 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
February 3, 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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