The Museum of Science and Industry tells the story of where science met industry and the modern world began. Manchester was one of the first global, industrial cities and its epic rise, decline and resurrection has been echoed across the world. The museum's mission is to inspire all its visitors, including future scientists and inventors, with the story of how ideas can change the world, from the industrial revolution to today and beyond.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lifts, wheelchair loan service
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 (last admission 4.30). Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
Discover Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.
Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.
The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.
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