Museum of Science & Industry

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Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 832 2244

Museum of Science & Industry Manchester Reviews

slothtraveller slothtra…
109 reviews
MOSI Mar 06, 2017
This museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Built on the site of the world's first railway station (Liverpool Road), MOSI consists of 5 buildings to explore.

The Air and Space Hall was one of my favourites, It houses a vast array of aircraft including a kamikaze bomber plane and a Shackleton AEW2.

The Power Hall is home to examples of gas, steam mill, oil, hot-air and diesel engines. I particularly enjoyed exploring the Underground Manchester gallery which includes a walkthrough of an original brick Victorian Manchester sewer. Beware- it smells as bad as you would expect! Nevertheless it is worth a look to discover about sanitation- or the lack of- in Victorian Manchester.

Entry to the museum is free and it is open from 10 am to 5 pm everyday except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Address: Liverpool Rd, Manchester

Directions: Nearest tram stop: Deansgate Castlefield

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Museum of Science and Industry
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Evenith89 Evenith89
6 reviews
MOSI - Museum of Science and Industry Jan 21, 2017
Manchester is of course famous for being the heart of the Industrial Revolution, and as such wouldn't be complete without this museum. It is spread across 5 buildings and is built on the site of the oldest passenger train station in the World. Along with the Manchester museum, this is one of my favourite places to visit in the city. It contains a history of the cotton mill and cotton industry, with a huge area given over to textiles. It also contains a gallery on scientific progression, tracking developments in science on a huge time-line. In one of the buildings you can see many examples of steam trains and steam engines, while in another you can look at the history of flight, with many aeroplanes including a beautiful Spitfire.

MOSI is open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Entry to the permanent Gallery's is free, while there is a charge for any special exhibits. The museum has player host to events such as Sci-Fi conventions, including Star Trek and Dr Who, A huge Dinosaur show, and the Body Worlds experience.
Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
wonderful & worth visit Apr 20, 2016
Location in Manchester city centre, you can walk from Piccadilly garden it is about 20 mins or you can use free bus it is stop in museum gate.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, England, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.In Addition, There are extensive displays on the Classic cars,aircraft, railway locomotives and rolling stock), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles communications and computing.

It is amazing museum , helpful for children & i excreted in some item in this museum.I like

planes,Water,Water sewer,Engines & textile.
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Bojasem says:
ok .I will try to improve my Photo
Posted on: Apr 24, 2016
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Need to work on those selfies ; )
Posted on: Apr 22, 2016
MrsJ MrsJ
18 reviews
Fantastic free family fun! May 26, 2015
We arrived at the MOSI with only 3 hours to dedicate to it, and it was such a rush to get around! You really do need to devote at least 5 hours to this place!

The MOSI is rammed to the rafter with hands on learning, which is just brilliant for children! There is so much to do in each of the buildings, the Underground Gallery was my son's favourite! The MOSI is suitable for children of all ages which makes for a brilliant family day out.

There was a lovely little cafe there that did a great cup of coffee. We also did the Collider experience which was good, but unless you are extremely science-y and can comprehend all the jargon, I'd give it a miss. I made the mistake of taking my son and in there as it was free for him (£7 for me) and I rather wished that I hadn't as at 6 years old it was too much for him and he was bored quickly. There was also a 20 minute cinema experience in the Underground Gallery at a cost. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to see this, but I fully intend to visit again but for MUCH longer and view it then!

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