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Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP
0800 047 8124
Average time spent - 2 hours
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The Science and Industry Museum is located in the heart of Manchester. It is full of amazing objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever. From the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

At the museum, you can find out how the city’s heritage is interwoven with the cotton industry and see science brought to life in Experiment, the museum’s family-friendly interactive gallery. The museum is set within the enormous grounds of the old Liverpool St station, the oldest rail terminus in the world. There is a large collection of locomotives, steam engines and original factory machinery.

The museum is for everyone but they have made it as family-friendly as possible so that kids don’t find it boring. There’s plenty to keep them interested with interactive exhibits including a printing press and an early electric-shock machine. You can also get to grips with all kinds of space-age technology.

There is even an astronaut virtual-reality experience called Space Descent VR with Tim Peake. There are extra activities, workshops and festivals available over the weekends and the school holidays. Parts of the museum may be closed during your visit as a multi-million-pound restoration project is underway.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Science and Industry Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. They have a designated picnic area.

What are the main things to do?

Large museum from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond. With interactive exhibits and large exhibition pieces. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – there is no charge to visit the museum.

Is there parking?

There are several pay and display car parks close to the museum.

When are they open?

The museum is open from Wednesday until Sunday. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Science and Industry Museum
Science and Industry Museum
Science and Industry Museum
Science and Industry Museum
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