Science and Industry Museum

A child and a grown-up explore an object in the Science and Industry Museum.
Image credit: Science Museum Group

The Science and Industry Museum’s collection spans 250 years of innovations and ideas that started life in Manchester and went on to change the world.

Explore Manchester’s rich legacy of scientific discoveries in the Revolution Manchester gallery, find out how the city’s heritage is interwoven with the cotton industry in the Textiles Gallery and see science brought to life in Experiment, a family friendly interactive gallery.

Unravel science secrets with expert Explainers at Curiosity Stops around the museum and step out into the cobbled Upper Yard to enjoy the beautiful Planting Stories garden which reveals stories of the museum’s historic site.

Plus, look out for the museum’s programme of events, special exhibitions and family activities, including the biennial Manchester Science Festival.

Revolution in progress

A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at this globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work, bring the story of the historic site to life, and to create a more sustainable museum for visitors to play and learn in.

This means that there is a lot of scaffolding and that some buildings will remain closed until works are complete.

The museum also has a café on the ground floor is open from 9.30 serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes and snacks.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cafe on sité
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Things to do at Science and Industry Museum

Two people in front of a picture of the sun

The Sun

Science and Industry Museum, City Centre Castlefield

1 January 2019 - 29 November 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm


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