Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Liverpool Rd. Map It
  • Castlefield
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

The museum's five buildings, one of which is the world's oldest passenger rail station (1830), hold marvelous collections relating to the city's industrial past and present; the next few years promise further expansion into the buildings' vaulted basement spaces. You can walk through a reconstructed Victorian sewer, be blasted by the heat and noise of working steam engines, see cotton looms whirring in action, and watch a planetarium show. The Air and Space Gallery fills a graceful cast-iron-and-glass building, constructed as a market hall in 1877. Allow at least half a day to get the most out of all the sites, temporary exhibitions, talks, and events.

Sight Information

Address:

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, Liverpool Rd., main entrance on Lower Byrom St., Manchester, M3 4FP, England

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Phone:

0161-832–2244

Website: www.mosi.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • Free, charges vary for special exhibits
  • Daily 10–5

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