The Science and Industry Museum sits in the heart of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city. It is a place full of amazing objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever.
Explore Manchester’s rich legacy of innovations and discoveries in the Revolution Manchester Gallery, find out how the city's heritage is interwoven with the cotton industry in the Textiles Gallery and see science brought to life in Experiment, our family friendly interactive gallery.
Plus, look out for expert Explainers at Science Stops around the museum and step out into the cobbled Upper Yard to enjoy the beautiful new garden and uncover stories of the museum’s historic site.
Revolution in progress
There is lots for you to enjoy as part of a visit to the Science and Industry Museum. However, certain areas of the museum will remain temporarily closed.
A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at this globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work, bring the story of the historic site to life, and to create a more sustainable museum for visitors to play and learn in. Visit the museum’s website for more information.
The museum is currently open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00 during term time and Monday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00 during school holidays. Book your free admission tickets at https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/visit
Food and Drink
The museum has a café on the ground floor serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes and snacks.
There is paid-for on-street parking on the streets surrounding the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.
Photo copyright: The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.
Interior photos by Drew Forsyth.
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Admission to the permanent collections is free for everyone. Admission charges apply for Special Exhibitions.
Rail: the nearest train station is Deansgate (¼ mile away) and is approximately 10 minutes walk away
Bus: The free Metroshuttle bus (Route 1) stops outside of the Museum
Tram: The nearest Metrolink tram stop is Deansgate-Castlefield (¼ mile) and is approximately 10 minutes walks away.
From: M602, J3, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Directions:
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