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Museum of Science and Industry

Discover Manchester's rich legacy of world-changing industrial innovations and scientific discoveries at one of the city's most loved museums.

Manchester is a city deeply connected with science and industry. From the first steam-powered mill and microcomputer to the pioneering work conducted in our universities today, innovation is the city's lifeblood.

Based on the site of the oldest passenger railway station in the world, the Museum of Science and Industry truly is a museum for everyone. Kids, big and small will be fascinated by the hands-on exhibitions, while the huge collection of vintage vehicles and historic working machinery is enthralling. Witnessing halls full of vast, steam-powered machines in action is an unforgettable experience.

Permanent exhibitions allow you to explore how the Industrial Revolution started in Manchester and transformed Britain's cities as well as the lives of its people. The Museum of Science and Industry also hosts special exhibitions and is often a stopping point for world-class touring attractions.

There's so much for families to enjoy at the Museum of Science and Industry, meet historical characters, watch demonstrations of original machinery, take a train ride behind a replica steam locomotive, take part in hands-on workshops and much more.

School parties are catered for and family facilities include wheelchair and pushchair access, baby changing, café, picnic / packed lunch area, friendly staff, lift access, parking, shop and lockers. available.

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