Manchester Museums




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Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester

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.

Manchester Museum

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

Manchester Museum
Aerial Photo of Manchester
Museum Courtesy of © 2008

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.

10.00am-5.00pm. Sunday,
Monday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm
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.
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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