Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

4.4
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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  • myself, girlfriend and 6 yr old spent full day here ,visiting and exploring everywhere, some great hands on exhibitions loads to do, would recommend to anyone, all ages and is a free day out  more »
  • Cafe is small but nice, train wasn’t running on our visit but there were displays and talks as well as an interactive exhibit. Generally interesting day out even for the teen although he dipped in and...  more »
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  • Excellent place for grown ups or children to spend an afternoon. They have maps at the front and its worth picking up a map. Lots of it is interactive which makes learning more fun. They also have talks and demonstrations which are excellent. The cafe did standard cafe food and coffee. The gift shop is really good if you need to buy science based presents.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Amazing industrial machines for show with constant clear explanation rounds and demonstrations. The air and space hall was closed for maintenance during our visit. Through the windows from the outside it looked to be impressive however. Great museum with something of interest for all ages. No entry fee (optional donation).
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