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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Railway enthusiasts treat

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum to see the transport section. The railway was operating with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Science on a massive scale

Excellent day out for all, lots of hands on experiments, smelling, touching and many things, even... read more

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Maximus S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (550 reviews)
“steam train” (205 reviews)
“power hall” (120 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, England
+44 161 832 2244
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Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum to see the transport section. The railway was operating with Planet available to ride behind. It is a great shame that the line has been seriously curtailed by the development of the Ordsall Curve. A disappointment was the aviation section...More

Thank WiganAlison
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent day out for all, lots of hands on experiments, smelling, touching and many things, even for the grown ups 😊 the aviation side was also very interesting, some rare aircraft on show and great for photo's, you really do need the full day there,...More

Thank Maximus S
Reviewed yesterday

We've been coming here for many years, since before it was even part of the Science Museum Group. Have to say it gets smaller and less interesting as time goes by, and this isn't just familiarity with the venue and what it offers. There are...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here with our 4 year old and he really enjoyed it. They have a children's area upstairs with lots of things for them to do. The warehouse with trains was very good. And don't forget to go across road to planes and cars....More

Thank mcsilly
Reviewed yesterday

Learn about the seat of the industrial revolution and the Manchester cotton industry. This is where it all (the modern age of mankind) began, beginning with close to slave labor conditions and culminating in the worker protections, health and safety at work laws we have...More

Thank John G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Today it was very busy, which we like as you know it's a good place to be, I've been coming here for years on and off. Today was slightly disappointing as a large number of exhibitions were closed. I noticed there are more staff available...More

1  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice selection of local history but not a lot of exhibits and it's spread thin across multiple buildings

1  Thank me_slack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both of our teenaged student girls (14-15) loved their first trip here. Lots to see and test themselves with. Definitely recommended. Especially good was the Power Hall demonstration given by Hannah. It was very clearly presented, spoken with lots of enthusiasm and humour and was...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a joy to come here to experience the world class history of Manchester and it's railways, engines and station or its social history of the world's first Victorian city of manufacturing and industry. Well laid out and something for all ages.

Thank Andrei H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is so good for the kids. There are plenty of great exhibits as well as live demonstrations by very enthusiastic staff.

Thank Adventurers049
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Sam A
11 April 2017|
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Response from jslocombe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself a full two hours. The demonstrations are worth the wait.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Greeneyes0704 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we paid £3 for the red arrows flight simulator we went last week. Not sure about the train ride.
Richard C
9 January 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
There are two unrelated car parks the other side of Liverpool road. They are not cheap, but parking in manchester is not cheap. If you take the tram to Deansgate there is an intereresting walk through Castlefield and the... More