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“Aimed at kids”

Science and Industry Museum
Ranked #19 of 152 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Was very disappointed in the amount of scientific info aimed at adults, seemed mostly aimed at entertaining kids. Lots of the interactive stands were broken or missing pieces so overall a waste of time.

Thank GemmaCharlotte94
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice to see how Manchester developed and helped to change the world over the centuries! You ll find a lot of history here..we were out in 2,5 hours, but if you want stay a half a day it wont be a problem

Thank Monika O
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Spent a full day exploring the museum witht eentire family. Kids loved the interactive sections whilst adults enjoyed exploring the different exhibits. Lots of "live" events that were included although we didnt pay the extra to enter the Robots exhibition.

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

One might not think that a museum of science and industry would be a "must see" attraction, but my wife and I really enjoyed the 2+ hours we spent here. They've done such a fantastic job with this museum. I particularly like the emphasis on the role that the city of Manchester played in developing industry, for England and the world.

This would be even better if you have kids! And it is FREE! [But make a donation!]

Thank Wiseclam
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We went to see the Robots exhibition specifically which was really interesting but there's plenty for everyone to visit and see in this big museum - well worth a visit!

Thank Kath M
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