The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester was established in September 1983. The museum displays the development of science, technology and industry; with a specific prominence on development in those fields in Manchester. The museum has a big emphasis on transport, with car, trains and warplanes such as the Spitfire and Hawker Hunter on display. Other extensive displays are based on computing, communication and also water and gas amongst much more.
The building in which the museum is situated in was the world’s first train station Manchester Liverpool Road, the museum opened in this location in 1983, it has originally been operating since 1969 at another premises.
The museum is within walking distance from the main city centre train and bus/tram stations. If travelling by bus, tram or train it is best to get off at the respective ‘Manchester Piccadilly’ stations and walk from there.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum operates normal working hours 10am-5pm daily and admission is free of charge, although a small donation is welcomed.