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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 industrial revolution air and space hall cotton mill different buildings great for kids children and adults interactive displays few hours school holidays free entry rainy day half term great place to visit couple of hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

A lot of interested things to see. Its amazing that they got it free of charge.The aviation hall is currently closed but there's still a huge amount to see. Britain's oldest railway is on site, and the old trains are beautiful, it was very interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 436christophek
Reviewed today

We thought by visiting this musuem at an "off-time" we would have more leisure to walk around and look at the exhibits. But it was not to be. Apparently, it was a special STEM week and lots of schools were going to musuems (we also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having worked on the railroad for over twenty years, it was great to see my youngest grandson get to grips with engineering in a fun way. Good day out.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

what a great museum. We were up from London and spent much of a day here. Steam engines, locos and an old station. Shame the aviation section wasn't open. We will return

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hazel S
Reviewed yesterday

I honestly hard a hard time thinking of an animal they didn't have on display. They also have dinosaur bones on display with lots of reading for those who want to know more. However not much else in the way of science was on display,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kygies27
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum has a number of halls of very interesting exhibits with demonstrations of several processes and pieces of equipment. We allowed three hours for the first visit and barely scratched the surface. Returning this year for another three hours there are still areas we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Les R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum. Really interesting and the staff/demonstators were really passionate. Could do with a few more places to sit in front of the exhibitions for the less mobile. Much bigger than it looks from outside. Very central.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A central location with plenty of parking nearby and housed in an old industrial building. My interest was in my relatives’ work in the cotton industry during the past two centuries. I spent most of my time in the textiles hall for this reason and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Here you can see how industrial revolution had affected Manchester in the 20th century. It is also very interesting for children because it provides a small show with simple physics experiments. Also there's a exhibition with trains and combustion motors used in factories during the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank itsonlyme18
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited today with family and was really surprised at how big the museum is. Lots to see within the main building but there are also exhibition halls outside. Unfortunately the space hall was closed so will have to come back another time. It’s a huge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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18 February 2019|
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Response from angela d | Reviewed this property |
Yes its great for that age group and also older children
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