Museum of Science and Industry

Creative Tourist
Jonty Wilde

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP – Visit Now

The Museum of Science and Industry’s collection spans 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester – and went on to change the world. Housed in five listed buildings (two Grade I listed), the museum found its permanent home in the former Liverpool Road Station – the site of the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway – in 1983, having outgrown its temporary premises on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock (the North Western Museum of Science and Industry first opened in 1969).

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“The role of MOSI is to connect ordinary people with what’s going on in science and technology,” says Sally MacDonald, the museum’s Director. Key objects in the collection include the models used by John Dalton to demonstrate his atomic theory, as well as parts from the world’s first commercially available computer, the Ferranti Mark 1. Each October, the museum presents the annual Manchester Science Festival, a superb, flagship event that spans the city.

  • Liverpool Road
  • Manchester
  • M3 4FP
  • View map

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free

Services and Facilities

Exhibits, exhibitions, collections centre, 3-D cinema, train rides, cafe, shop, restaurant,

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to all public areas

Commercial and hire services

Available for meetings, conferences, events, weddings