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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 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 5 days ago

I enjoyed the museum of Science and Industry there are many exhibitions to see and interact with as well.

Thank georgematthews135
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic museum that you can spend hours in with the kids, also has a cafe for tea and coffee and a bite to eat. Would definitely recommend.

Thank travelforever0311
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy visits to this place. Really knowledgeable staff and engaging presentations. Good location next to Castlefield.

Thank Jonathon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing how many different artifiacts are on display and how much there is to see. It was a really interesting and fun, not to mention free, afternoon out. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank mariannefps
Reviewed 1 week ago

The initial and big problem is car parking. It is best to look into public transport for your visit. The actual museum is well worth the effort of repeat visits as there is a lot to fit in during a single day. There is something...More

Thank major681
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really good day out and there’s so much to do for kids. They have a cafe but I saw plenty of people taking a packed lunch.

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect destination for a rainy day. Hours of fun for all the family. Interactive experiments, trains, planes and..... yes.... automobiles. Fun for any age. Get down and get exploring.

Thank DtheBamboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good 2 hour visit and learned a lot. There was a lot of young people there who seemed to be really enjoying it!!!

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum focuses upon Manchester. It is geared toward school kids. But it has some fascinating information. And the price is really right, free!

Thank TOG11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is beautiful. Very interesting museum. I was there for a conference and the standard was really high across the board. My only criticism is there was no room for luggage on the last day for colleagues whose hotels were far away. The Castlefield...More

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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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Response from chrislodgeylodge | Reviewed this property |
Hi , some of them are working when we visited in the Easter holiday!