Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

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Devoted to the development of science, technology, and industry, Science and Industry Museum has a number of permanent galleries spread over five historic buildings. Stop by to see the museum’s extensive displays on the themes of transport (cars, aircraft, and locomotives), power (water, electricity, steam, and gas engines), textiles, communications, and computing. Located on the site of the world’s first railway station, the Manchester Liverpool Road station, the museum offers steam train rides on selected dates. Check online for special events and temporary exhibits. This is a good choice on a rainy day. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manchester using our trip planner.
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  • My single reason for visiting the science museum was the Amazonia photography exhibition by sebastiao Salgado. It is absolutely stunning. The images are printed large and are hung throughout the... 
    My single reason for visiting the science museum was the Amazonia photography exhibition by sebastiao Salgado. It is absolutely stunning. The images are printed large and are hung throughout the...  more »
  • Took some friends who have never been before, sadly at the time most of the experience was closed from what I have seen before 
    Took some friends who have never been before, sadly at the time most of the experience was closed from what I have seen before  more »
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  • Visited Sunday 20 03.22. Plenty to see despite the development work taking place. Fascinating insights into the Industrial revolution and its impact locally to be had in the Textiles Gallery. Very informative and engaging talks available throughout the day. The Cancer Exhibition looked superb and would've liked longer to explore but with two little ones bursting to get to the Experimental Zone... Kids came alive here exploring all the interactive exhibits (6 y/o very impressed he could lift a Mini). A great museum to visit; can't wait to return when all of it is back open. Cafe served up a good brew and tasty lemon drizzle!
  • It's a great museum with lots to learn and see, and they focus on how Manchester contributed to the development of science and industry. The Cancer Research exhibition is also very well prepared and balanced, they present on an easily understandable way that what is this disease, what are some of the causes, how they research it, the evolution of treatments and lots of personal stories from different aspects. An make sure you try out the Experiments on the first floor, they fun for adults and children too. The biggest negative is that 3/4 of museum is closed (Power hall, the station and the 1830 warehouse) for renovations/transformation. I'm sure the end result is going to be amazing, but it's a big cut now.

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