Science and Industry Museum

Creative Tourist
Jonty Wilde

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

The Science and Industry Museum’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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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.

Part of the national Science Museum Group, visit the Science and Industry Museum any time of the year for cutting edge special exhibitions for all ages and interactive family events.

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

Things to do at Science and Industry Museum

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