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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.
- 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.
- Castlefield Liverpool Road, Museum Stop (Bus)
- Albert’s shed
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95% of people who visit Manchester include Museum Of Science And Industry in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
45.53% of people start their Museum Of Science And Industry visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Museum Of Science And Industry
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This is honestly one of Manchester's best museums. The staff are passionate about working there and are very knowledgeable about their area of expertise. Displays happen through the day are interesting and informative. The upstairs experiment area is always good for the kids and the puzzles can stump even the most studious. Can't say enough good about this place highly recommend it for your next day out.
This is a great museum to visit for a few hours if you're in the Manchester area. As you come in, there is a queue for entry - it is a free museum but they will ask for donation and give you maps and event timetables. They usually don't have a problem with people skipping this queue, however. I think most parts of the museum are accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs, but the large wheelchair ramp was removed a few years ago so you will need to wait for the single rather busy lift. The actual exhibitions are interesting and most items have their own information plaques. I would recommend that you visit the Environment exhibition (it's a door from the old railway station which might be difficult to find) and the building across from the entrance which has various examples of the developments of steam engines and similar technology.
We visited on a soggy Sunday, just to get out of the house. Taking my mobility scooter, the access was great! We arrived early and managed to snag one of the disabled spots right outside. Inside there was so much to see that we didn't manage everything. We saw a cotton spinning demonstration and also took part in a soap making workshop. All free! All in all well worth a visit. Find out about the history of Manchester's industrial past and have fun with the interactive zone. See if you can do the puzzles!
I have been visiting since I was a child back in the 80s but currently it's in a sorry state. I took my children hoping to see the engines running in the power hall. None are working and are sadly awaiting funding which is still a good year away apparently. We had to make do with a waterwheel and a discussion from a less than enthusiastic member of staff. The air and space hall looks like it's about to fall down. There was tarpaulin draped over some of the exhibits to protect them from a leaky roof! I'm sure there used to be a Bristol Sycamore helicopter but that has disappeared and the trident cockpit which blew me away as a child seems to be no more. I was also told that steam trains will no longer run in the school holidays either as the tract to the main line has been ripped up and sold off to network rail? Electricity Gallery shut, Gas gallery shut, underground Manchester gallery shut and an empty station building! I don't feel like going back as it feels like it's damaging my childhood memories from what has to be regarded as the museum's heyday in the late 80s early 90s. A real shame.
This is a great place to visit for anyone both old and young. They have loads of trains, planes and cars to look at and all sorts of bits and bobs such as one of the first ever computers, and space exhibits and a fun zone aimed at children (I loved it because I'm a big kid!) I would highly recommend this museum, bit make sure you have a few hours free to make the most of it. It's not a quick visit by any means.