Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Museum of Science and Industry

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  • Castlefield
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

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


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

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Sight Details:

  • Free, charges vary for special exhibits

Published 08/30/2016


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