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About Museum Of Science And Industry, Manchester

The Museum of Science and Industry is a very unique museum worth visiting in Manchester. The museum is housed in pretty rustic buildings that are worth a note and it is home to some amazing displays pertaining ti innovation of every sort.

There are exhibits that describe the evolution of textile machinery. Another interesting thing to see is the history of the X-Ray. There is an Air and Space Gallery which is perfect for the young space enthusiasts. Perhaps one of the most interesting attractions is the Manchester Underground display which delves into the secrets of the city’s sewers which might sound disgusting but is quite interesting.

And that isn’t even the beginning of it, the museum displays are huge vast and varied so there is a lot to see and do and most importantly learn. Do not miss this one, especially if you are travelling with the family.

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Museum Of Science And Industry Information

  • The museum is almost completely free. The only paid attraction is the 4D theatre.
  • You can make a voluntary donation of 3 pounds but it is completely optional.

How To Get To Museum Of Science And Industry by Public Transport

  • Castlefield Liverpool Road, Museum Stop (Bus) 

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Address: Liverpool Rd, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1618322244

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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  • Really child friendly, well maintained exposition, entertaining and insightful demonstrations, many interactive features... This museum is well worth the visit. The only reason I am not rating it with five stars is because I didn't got to see the whole place and some of the interactive "stands" could use some fixes here and there - just small details honestly. My sister and I visited it by chance since it wasn't in our plans, and we could not have felt more grateful after spending a whole morning there. Lots to see, lots to learn!

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  • This is a great museum, especially for younger people. It would make for a fun day out for a family. The museum usually takes around 3/4 hours to get around depending how long you spend in each area and if you wait for any shows or performances. You can ride on a steam train, learn about cotton production and see various old trains, aeroplanes and other vehicles from the past. The most appealing part of this museum is the interactive floor that makes this museum especially fun for children. The museum also offers a cafe and gift shop with gifts for children as well as adults.

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  • Wonderful museum full of local history, examples of engines, trains, cars and planes. Has a floor of hands on experiments which even our 4 year old understood and got involved with. They had a few other exhibitions (some paid) which I would have liked to see if we had time. Definitely coming back 🙂

  • They've done a lot to improve this for children, and now there are more picnic areas for children, including in the building with the aeroplanes. The interactive area on the top floor was great for my boys (who are 1 and 3), and there is a little soft play space as well. The only thing I don't like about the museum in general is the gauntlet you now have to run to get in where they pressure you for donations, but I suppose I can understand that and it is definitely worth bunging them a few quid. The steam trains weren't running on the day we went, but definitely review the cost of this before you do it as I think it has increased substantially.

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  • We visited for the Power UP! gaming event and didn't have much time to look at the rest of the museum, but what we did see looked brilliant. It's well laid out, with some great exhibits and super friendly staff. We'll definitely be back for longer soon!

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