Manchester Museums




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Manchester Museums

Manchester Science & Industry Museum Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester Manchester Museum The Manchester Museum

The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester

Liverpool Road, Castlefield Manchester M3 4FP.
Contact details are tel: 0161 832 2244 (24 hour). Group bookings Tel: 0161 833 0027.
Based in one of the world's oldest railway stations, Liverpool Road Station, Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry contains 15 galleries which not only educate and inform, but also amaze and entertain. Permanent exhibitions include the Air & Space Gallery, which is packed with planes and flying history memorabilia; Out of This World, a space gallery with interactive computer displays and simulations; the Making of Manchester, an exhibition about the city and it's industrial heritage; Underground Manchester, a walk through Manchester's Victorian Sewer system, complete with sounds and smells; Xperiment, a hands-on science centre with amazing special effects; the Gas & Electricity Galleries, which show these two powerful utilities changed people's lives; the Power Hall, which includes various large engines, steam engines among them; as well as many other exhibits.

The Museum is in Castlefield, a few minutes from the city centre, at the Knott Mill end of Deansgate and turn right onto Liverpool Road.
Open every day except December 24th, 25th, 26th & January 1st from 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Times may change - please check.
Entry to the Museum is free, but there is a charge for Special Exhibitions.
Full disabled facilities including wheelchair access to most of the Museum, adapted toilets and Sympathetic Hearing Scheme. Kites Café with full refreshment facilities, and Museum Shop.

The Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
Telephone: 0161- 275 2634. Website:

Manchester Museum
Aerial Photo of Manchester Museum Courtesy of © 2008

The Manchester Museum is a place that captures the imagination. We are well known for Egyptology, birds and mammals, dinosaurs and live amphibians but there's a lot more besides. Explore the Museum's 15 galleries to see objects from the four corners of the world and almost every period in history. Entry to the Museum is completely free. You can spend just half an hour or all day looking around and everyone is welcome. We have a packed programme of family and adult events linked to the Museum’s collection, many of which are free.

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm. Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm
Disabled toilets, baby changing facilities, lift access to all galleries, wheelchairs available, Café.
Wide range of collectibles including postcards and books, as well as resin casts of Egyptian cats, fossils, and dinosaur models.
Booth Street West (Car Park D). Visitors with disabilities can park outside the main entrance. Please call for details.
The Education Service at Museum welcomes visiting groups of all ages, and provides an opportunity to handle real objects and specimens. Sessions can be based around the National Curriculum, and may include Science, History, Art and Geography. Sessions must be booked in advance.
Telephone 0161-275 2630.
The museum provides a free identification service for any item related to the areas covered by its collections. Whether it be a fossil, an old coin or some unidentified ancient object, the museum's expert staff will attempt to identify it for you - but they will not give valuations!

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