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Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

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#1 of 132 in Childrens Museums in England
Must see · Children’s Museum · Science Museum
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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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  • I attended the museum in January 2023 With my son and 7 year old granddaughter , who is fascinated by engineering . I last visited this museum approximately 10 years ago and it was superb... 
    I attended the museum in January 2023 With my son and 7 year old granddaughter , who is fascinated by engineering . I last visited this museum approximately 10 years ago and it was superb...  more »
  • All the things I wanted to see were closed. One I knew about but not the rest. Although it is free, except for a couple of special things, it still isn't value for money. Not sure it was worth the... 
    All the things I wanted to see were closed. One I knew about but not the rest. Although it is free, except for a couple of special things, it still isn't value for money. Not sure it was worth the...  more »
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  • Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it here. Me and my brother come regularly with my toddler and we all have so much fun. Definitely recommend for any age! There is a great toddler area too and a super cute little gift shop. They also have events on a lot with talks and stuff during the school holidays. If you go in a weekday, it’s not busy at all! Perfect place for the family!
  • 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.

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