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Celebrating 50 years of the Science and Industry Museum

In October 2019, the Science and Industry Museum celebrated 50 years since its foundation.

To mark the occasion, we want to gather our visitors' stories of how the museum has changed their lives.

Did a childhood visit lead to a life-long passion for science? Has an object in the museum inspired you? We want to hear about it!

You can submit your story by emailing

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We will be sharing the stories below, along with some incredible archive images from throughout our history.

Opened in 1969, the North Western Museum of Science and Industry quickly outgrew its temporary premises on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock. When Liverpool Road Station closed in 1975, Greater Manchester Council agreed to purchase it to become the museum’s new home.

Banner image credit: © David Dixon, used under Creative Commons Licence 2.0