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We will be closed on Friday 1 March to allow for planned electrical work. This is part of ongoing repairs and improvements to our historic site. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes.
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is open daily. Book your free tickets now.
Schools and groups can book tickets here.

About us

The Science and Industry Museum is devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

It's a story that we're uniquely placed to tell—on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative discoveries in science and technology.

What we do

We care for a globally important heritage site comprising five listed buildings, two of them listed Grade 1. This site was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway and our characteristic 1830 Warehouse epitomises Manchester’s 19th-century reputation as the 'warehouse of the western world'.

We combine the distinctive appeal of our historic site with a vibrant contemporary science programme, making connections between the past and the present, between scientific theory and real-world applications.

One of the flagship events in our cultural calendar is the Manchester Science Festival. It brings science to life for people of all ages, attracting the best scientists from Manchester and beyond to showcase current research and promote the region's rich heritage of innovation.

Who we are