Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum is full of amazing objects and world changing ideas.

Be inspired by the wonder of science. Look out for our expert Explainers will be around the museum doing live experiments, revealing more about our collection and sharing the amazing stories behind our historic site.

Get hands-on in our free family friendly interactive gallery Experiment. Roll up your sleeves and have a go at lifting a real Mini car up a wall using a simple gear system or watch bubbles rising through giant columns of coloured liquid.

Check the website for details of our special exhibitions and holiday activities: 


By Car: The museum does not have parking facilities on site. There are limited council-run pay and display on-street parking spaces on Liverpool Road and Lower Byrom Street.

There is also a selection of private and council-run open air and multi-storey car parks in the local area.

By free bus: The museum can be reached by the city centre free bus service. You can use either Route 1 (closest stop: Opera House) and Route 2 (closest peak time stop: Opera House; closest off peak stop: Deansgate, near junction with Quay Street).

By train: The nearest railway station is Deansgate.

By Metrolink: The nearest tram stop is Deansgate-Castlefield


All our galleries are suitable for visitors with disabilities, and we also offer a range of services and aids to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Many of our staff have special training and will be happy to help if you need advice during your visit. If you have any special requirements, call us on 0800 047 8124 and we’ll help you arrange your visit.

For more detailed information about access and facilities at the museum, visit


There is a café at the museum. Picnic areas are also available.

Who to contact

033 0058 0058 (line open 9.00–17.00 daily) 033 0058 0058 (line open 9.00–17.00 daily)
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Where to go

Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP
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