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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  • Recent conference dinner used this as a venue - really unusual but food and service were really good. 3 course dinner, drinks and good service. A bit strange when signposted out of an automatic... 
    Recent conference dinner used this as a venue - really unusual but food and service were really good. 3 course dinner, drinks and good service. A bit strange when signposted out of an automatic...  more »
  • Fantastic stop on our way to York from Liverpool. We arrived in time for the talk about the machines used and how they work. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly! 
    Fantastic stop on our way to York from Liverpool. We arrived in time for the talk about the machines used and how they work. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly!  more »
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  • The Science and Industry Museum is a great insight into the innovation and incredible achievements of people from the local area and surrounds! Many interesting exhibits and an entire floor with hands on experiences that kids will love! Free entry, a cafe and a gift shop. Looking forward to the reopening of the hall.
  • My boy loved this place, he got extremely excited talking about all the famous scientists featured and was running around doing all the experiments like a big child. There was also a punk music exhibit that we paid to view, it showcased all the punk memorabilia and early history of the factory records label. It was great to listen to some music throughout and listen to the history of bands such as joy division and new order.

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